- Moira Thomas joins Dixons Carphone’s Group Leadership Team as Group Director of Sustainability and ESG
- Newly created role will focus on elevating the business’ sustainability strategy across the Group
- Moira Thomas joins Dixons Carphone from John Lewis Partnership, where she led the implementation of group wide ESG strategies
Dixons Carphone today announces the appointment of Moira Thomas to the new role of Group Director of Sustainability and ESG, reporting into Executive Committee member Assad Malic, Group Director of Strategy and Corporate Affairs.
Moira joins Dixons Carphone, the business behind Currys PC World and Carphone Warehouse, from John Lewis Partnership, where she spent more than 15 years in various corporate social responsibility roles. Most recently, she was responsible for leading a team which focused on protecting and increasing the value of the business through ethical and sustainable business practice.
Moira brings a strong track record in managing large scale ESG programmes with extensive experience across carbon, property, waste, packaging, recycling and communities. She joins the business at a time when the importance of its vision to help everyone enjoy amazing technology has never been clearer.
As the market leader in electricals recycling for more than four decades, Dixons Carphone has long set the industry standard for sustainable retailing. Moira will build on and develop Dixons Carphone’s existing sustainability commitments, including its pledge to achieve Net Zero by 2040, its transition to electric vehicles across its delivery fleet and the strategic direction of its partnership with Digital Access For All, through whom Dixons Carphone earlier this year pledged £1m to help support disadvantaged pupils, parents and teachers.
Assad Malic, Group Director of Strategy and Corporate Affairs, said: “The global pandemic continues to highlight the crucial role amazing technology plays in people’s lives, and we’re helping more people than ever benefit from it. Our approach ensures we do this in a way that is sustainable – from how we interact with our customers and support our communities, through to how we power our properties and source, transport, repair, recycle, reuse or repackage the products we sell. With her experience and expertise, Moira will play a critical role in elevating our ESG strategy across the Group. I am delighted to welcome her to the team.”
Moira Thomas, Group Director of Sustainability and ESG, added: “It’s an exciting time to be joining Dixons Carphone, which is balancing the need to meet unprecedented demand for vital technology, with doing right by the planet and communities. I’m looking forward to helping the business continue to put purpose at the heart of everything it does, galvanising its expertise, scale and reach to help everyone benefit from amazing technology.”
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About Dixons Carphone
Dixons Carphone plc is a leading omnichannel retailer of technology products and services, operating through 931 stores and 16 websites in eight countries. We Help Everyone Enjoy Amazing Technology, however they choose to shop with us.
We are the market leader in the UK & Ireland, throughout the Nordics and in Greece, employing over 22,000 capable and committed colleagues in the UK & Ireland and approximately 32,500 globally across the Group. Our full range of services and support makes it easy for our customers to discover, choose, afford and enjoy the right technology for them, throughout their lives. The Group’s core operations are supported by an extensive distribution network, enabling delivery to stores and homes, a sourcing office in Hong Kong and a state-of-the-art repair facility in Newark, UK.
Our brands include Currys PC World and Carphone Warehouse in the UK & Ireland and iD Mobile in the UK; Elkjøp, Elgiganten and Gigantti in the Nordics; and Kotsovolos in Greece. Our Dixons Travel brand has a presence across several UK airports as well as in Dublin and Oslo, and our services are provided through Team Knowhow.
About Moira Thomas
Moira joined Dixons Carphone as Group Director of Sustainability and ESG in March 2021, with responsibility for elevating the business’ sustainability strategy across the Group.
Prior to joining Dixons Carphone, Moira spent more than 15 years in various corporate social responsibility-focused roles at John Lewis Partnership. Most recently, she led a team of specialist Corporate Responsibility professionals to drive the Group’s ambition to protect and increase its value through ethical and sustainable business practice.
She has led substantial group wide ESG strategy implementations and has a strong track record in managing large scale ESG projects, with extensive experience across carbon, property, waste, packaging, recycling and communities.
Outside of work, Moira can be found in Guildford, where she balances life with two young children by working a nine-day fortnight. She is passionate about spending time outside and exploring the countryside. Her children are as eco-conscious as she is, and the entire family can often be found out in their neighbourhood picking up litter to do their bit for the planet.
Moira has a BSc in Natural Sciences from the University of Bath.