Mattie Yeta joins CGI as Chief Sustainability Officer

11 April 2022 2 min. read
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IT services giant CGI has appointed a new Chief Sustainability Officer for its UK business: Mattie Yeta.

In the newly created role, Yeta will become a member of CGI’s UK Executive, taking responsibility for working with members across the organisation to achieve sustainability goals.

She will provide key support to CGI’s external facing engagements in this area, continue to develop a strong relationship with the United Nations and COP summits, and provide actionable insights for clients – while reporting to CGI UK President Tara McGeehan.

Mattie Yeta, Chief Sustainability Officer, CGI

“We are really looking forward to welcoming Mattie into the business,” said Tara McGeehan. “She brings a wealth of experience and expertise with her and this appointment confirms CGI’s commitment to not only reach net zero in the UK by 2026, but to bring sustainable products and solutions to our clients.”

CGI is a professional services firm providing end-to-end IT services, from technology consulting and systems implementation to IT outsourcing and managed services.

With climate change accelerating, this has seen the firm increasingly encouraging companies to undertake sustainability transformations. For instance, last year, CGI called for organisations to join its Digital Climate Technology Partner Ecosystem – helping them accelerate the net zero journeys for businesses, communities and infrastructure providers across the UK.

Prior to her appointment as Chief Sustainability Officer with CGI, Yeta spent the last four years as Head of Sustainability in Group Strategy Technology for the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra).

In 2021, she also took responsibility for developing the UK's Cloud sustainability workstream and approach on behalf of the Cabinet Office. This included developing the standards, guidelines, KPIs for the UK. Other experience in sustainability and technology includes Yeta remains a Tutor with the University of Oxford, as part of the institution’s Climate Change Programme.

Responding to a LinkedIn post from CGI announcing her appointment – with more than 300 likes and comments from colleagues and well-wishers –  Yeta noted, “Thank you very much for the amazing welcome and for the kind comments. Looking forward to working with you all and continuing our partnerships. Truly blessed to be working for an incredible organisation.”