Former data centre exec Garry Cornell will lead firm’s climate and ESG policies

Redrow has appointed a new sustainability lead to help drive the housebuilder towards its net zero targets.

Formerly head of environment and sustainability at data centre firm Yondr Group, Garry Cornell has worked in aviation, defence and manufacturing industries, as well as construction.

Garry Cornell, Sustainability Director at Redrow

Garry Cornell, sustainability director at Redrow

Cornell will report to the group communities director Rose Sandell and will work on the firm’s climate policy, biodiversity net gain strategy and approach to ESG.

The housebuilder announced at the beginning of this year that it would install air source heat pumps and underfloor heating in all new developments, something it said was a first for a major UK housebuilder.