Global claims management firm Crawford & Company has named Kate Prangnell (pictured) as its first corporate sustainability manager in the UK.
In this newly created role, Prangnell will be tasked with engaging with stakeholders, as well as conducting research, data analysis, presentations, project management, and policy writing, Lisa Bartlett, the firm’s president of UK and Ireland, said in a statement.
She will also be responsible for ensuring that Crawford & Company’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) best practices are embedded into its products and services.
Prangnell joins the firm from administrator EQ, where she served as group corporate responsibility manager tasked with overseeing its ESG performance and sustainability reporting, net zero strategy, climate risk management and policy, and employee engagement, mental health, and wellbeing.
“We believe how we do business is just as important as any measurement of financial growth. It is, in fact, key to our success,” Bartlett said. “In the new role of corporate sustainability manager, Kate will help formally embed these principles in everything we do.”
“Kate brings to Crawford valuable experience in delivering just this kind of change with her previous employer, with a proven ability to harness groups, people and passion across the organisation,” she added.
Prangnell, meanwhile, expressed excitement over her new position, saying: “I am very happy to join Crawford and excited to help develop an approach to sustainability, so that we can better serve our employees, clients, customers and anyone who depends on us. I’m particularly looking forward to engaging and collaborating with our clients on sustainability issues and continuing to champion the importance of mental health awareness in the workplace.”