Bernadette Howlett, Palladium Managing Director, Global Growth
Palladium is expanding its global leadership team with the appointment of Bernadette Howlett as Managing Director, Global Growth. Ms Howlett brings over 30 years of experience across a range of large-scale strategy and transformation programs, including as a Consulting Partner at both PwC and Strategy&.
Ms Howlett’s focus will be on Palladium’s rapidly growing list of clients in the private and investment sectors looking for practical ways to implement their Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) objectives.
For Palladium CEO Christopher Hirst, this is the next logical step in pursuit of a vision that began many years ago. “We tackle the world’s biggest challenges, from climate change to unemployment, and find that where many organisations struggle is with implementation,” he explains. “Like Palladium, Bernadette understands what it takes to have a real impact, especially in challenging environments and especially when others find themselves wondering where to start.”
“Bernadette has the passion and expertise to keep progress moving. I couldn’t be more pleased that she’s agreed to join us.”
Ms Howlett’s appointment comes at a time when many companies and governments are looking for a global partner that understands the incredible complexity in which they operate. “I want to amplify the impact I can have in helping communities transition to net zero,” Howlett shares. “What sets Palladium apart is the ability to balance economic, social, and environmental outcomes – all of which are necessary to achieve those goals.”
Ms Howlett’s extensive expertise includes complex project and stakeholder management and specialisations in organic and inorganic growth, new business models, and transformation. Her consulting career spans over 60 engagements across industrials, government, financial services, and consumer sectors – and yet what drives her is more personal.
“The truth is that I have four children who are looking at their parents and asking what we’re doing to improve society and our climate,” she says. “I believe I can have a more meaningful impact with Palladium than working in consulting more broadly. This company delivers with an integrity unlike any other I’ve seen.”
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