June 15, 2024

Karen Hutchings takes advisory role with sustainability firm

Sustainability software specialist Clarasight has appointed Karen Hutchings, the former Global Head of Travel, Meetings, and Events at Ernst & Young (EY), to its Advisory Board. 

Hutchings will “provide strategic guidance to the Clarasight leadership team and help grow the company’s product capabilities to serve the global corporate travel and events community, particularly in Europe”.

“Karen’s extensive experience and proven track record in driving sustainable travel practices make her a perfect fit for our Advisory Board,” said Adam Braun, CEO and Co-founder of Clarasight.

“Her global perspective and understanding of the challenges faced by travel managers will be invaluable as we scale our product offerings to fully equip organisations with the tools and data to predictably achieve emissions reduction goals that optimise financial performance.”

During her 11 years at EY, the consultancy firm developed groundbreaking tools like the Sustainable Travel Approval Tool (STAT), which revolutionised travel practices and effectively reduced carbon emissions.

Hutchings is now the founder of Cobb & Hutch Consulting and has already taken advisory roles with serviced accommodation specialist SilverDoor and tech scale-up HeadBox, a B2B digital events platform.

“I am thrilled to join Clarasight’s Advisory Board at such a pivotal time,” she said.

“Clarasight’s platform and seasoned team are truly impressive. I look forward to contributing my expertise to help customers accelerate progress on sustainability goals by confidently integrating actionable carbon reduction strategies into their travel programs.”