JCDecaux Appoints Alexandra Heaven As Head Of ESG


Leading Out-of-Home media company JCDecaux has appointed
Alexandra Heaven as Head of ESG for both Australia and New
Zealand. In this newly created senior leadership position,
Alexandra will be responsible for delivering on the local
execution of JCDecaux’s global Environmental, Social and
Governance (ESG) 2030 strategy.

Steve O’Connor, CEO
JCDecaux Australia and New Zealand said: “Being a leader
in ESG has long been a core part of our business both
locally and globally. As we continue to expand our ambitious
ESG commitments, the time is right to appoint a dedicated
senior resource to bring to life the significant work
already happening across our organisation. Alexandra brings
extensive and valuable expertise including in European
regulation and legislation, to ensure we keep leading the
local market in this area.”

A native New Zealander,
Alexandra most recently developed a sustainability strategy
for Auckland based nutraceutical, supplement and functional
food ingredient supplier, Anagenix. Prior to this, she spent
seven years at global food company Danone in Paris, in a
variety of ESG specialist roles, most recently as Global
Lead Sustainability Performance and Reporting and Global
Lead – Business for Inclusive Growth (B4IG) and Co-lead
Impact Measurement.

On her appointment Alexandra
Heaven said: “JCDecaux’s ESG Strategy sets out ambitious
and robust environmental, social and governance goals for
2030, and clearly demonstrates they are a forward-thinking
media company. I’m thrilled to join as their first ever
Head of ESG for Australia and New Zealand and deliver on the
clear opportunity to be a leader in the

JCDecaux has a strong track-record in ESG

In 2019, JCDecaux New Zealand received
carbon zero certification by Toitu Envirocare for its
business, products and services.

In 2020 JCDecaux New
Zealand launched the Future Banner, a more environmentally
friendly static billboard skin that is PVC free and reduces
landfill waste.

In 2022, JCDecaux received Platinum
status by EcoVadis* for its ESG performance
and responsible procurement, placing it in the top one
percent of companies globally. JCDecaux was also awarded a
position on the CDP A list**, recognising the
organisation’s long-term sustainable business model that
respects the planet and its inhabitants.

JCDecaux is
the only Out-of-Home company globally to become a member of
the RE100*** and now uses 100 percent renewable electricity
across AU and NZ.

Through its corporate social
responsibility program, JCDecaux New Zealand supports
charity partners with a wide-reaching platform to
communicate important social

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