UKCW London: 7-9 May | ExCeL
UKCW Birmingham: 1-3 October | NEC


Shaun McCarthy OBE

Shaun McCarthy OBE

Chair, Action Sustainability

Shaun McCarthy OBE is a recognised leader in the field of sustainable business. He was awarded an OBE for services to sustainability and London 2012 by Her Majesty the Queen in her 2013 birthday honours list.

Shaun left BAA PLC in 2006. Since then, he has led the development and operation of the world’s first independent sustainability assurance body for a global sport event as Chair of the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012 from 2005-13. His role in UK Government sustainable procurement task force in 2005-06 led to the development of the BS 8903 standard in 2010 and he led the UK delegation to develop ISO 20400 in 2013-17. He founded Action Sustainability in 2006 where he has served numerous clients as a consultant (2006-), chaired the Supply Chain Sustainability School (2012-) and founded the not-for-profit knowledge platform (2017-).

In addition to these main roles, Shaun was Chair of the IEMA Professional Standards Committee (2016-19), Sustainability Advisor to the Board of Transport for London (2008-16), non-executive advisor to Tarmac (2016-) and a Trustee of the Greenshoots Foundation Trust.(2010-). Following his work on London 2012, Shaun was instrumental in developing the Centre for Sport and Human Rights.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (FIEMA) and a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS).

London Sponsors


Birmingham Sponsors


Previous Attendees