Stuart McLachlan

Chief Executive Officer


Stuart has spent 25 years developing businesses in the sustainability consulting and services space. His experience spans start-ups, completing 20 acquisitions and building businesses organically in over 20 countries. He has built market leading businesses both regionally and globally and he has served as a PLC Director on the Board of WSP Group PLC, which became a FTSE 250 Company.

In 2013 Stuart co-founded Anthesis Consulting Group. Using capital raised from the management team and a ‘high net worth’ network, the business has grown to over 200 people across Europe, N America and Asia. Their clients include many FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 Companies. The ambition is to become the global market leader in making organisations more sustainable and more prosperous.

As a member of the Environment Leadership Team of Business in the Community, Stuart has chaired the Visioning the Future, Transforming Business program. He is active in the transition towards the circular economy, seeking new more resilient business models, and in seeking new business opportunities for win-win change.

Stuart believes that companies that manage their environmental and social performance have superior financial performance, they create more value for their shareholders and that this agenda is at the heart of creating value for all stakeholders over the long term.