Events industry sustainability body isla has appointed its first chief technical officer to develop its TRACE measure platform, designed to help businesses measure and minimise carbon emissions at live, hybrid and digital events.
Malcom Leach brings with him more than three decades of experience spanning across technical product development, operational transformation and business scalability, and joins isla from his most recent role as CTO at finance broker Funding Options.
The appointment of the new role comes at a time of rapid growth for isla and TRACE. He will provide technical leadership and help develop and grow the TRACE team to ensure the platform continues to meet the needs of the industry and the wider net zero landscape.
As CTO, he will also spearhead new data-driven product features to enable adopters to easily measure, manage and minimise carbon emissions for events of all sizes, engaging their value chain and brand partners along the way.
Anna Abdelnoor, isla CEO & co-founder said: “We’re thrilled Malcolm is joining the isla team. His appointment marks a key turning point for TRACE as we focus on accelerating event emission reductions and growing our data-led insights – one of our key business pillars.”
Leach added: “Tackling climate change has always been important to me and I’m excited to bring this into my professional life by joining the fantastic team at isla in their mission to help accelerate the event industry’s transition to a sustainable, net zero ready future.”