Ecocem hires first head of people and culture

Ecocem, a low carbon solutions provider for the cement and construction industries, has appointed Jennifer Dolan (pictured) as its first head of people and culture.

In the newly created role, Dolan will oversee the firm’s people strategy and objectives, evolving its workplace ethos and culture. She will also develop and oversee its people and talent strategy, employee experience and engagement.

Dolan has more than 15 years of experience in the HR industry. Prior to joining Ecocem, she held various roles at technology businesses, including a decade-long tenure at international management consulting firm Version 1.

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Dolan said: “This is a hugely exciting time for Ecocem, and the role offers a unique opportunity to build a workplace culture centred around innovation, collaboration and changing the world for the better. As the business grows, harnessing the energy and commitment of our people and ensuring they have a clear understanding of the critical part they play in this mission, is essential.”

Donal O’Riain, founder and group managing director at Ecocem, added: “As our business continues to evolve, finding and keeping the right talent and maintaining the strong yet flexible culture that has brought us this far, is critical if we are to fulfil our ambition of delivering substantial reductions in cement industry carbon dioxide emissions by 2030. Having Jennifer and her expertise onboard will enable us to sustain and evolve our culture and in turn build a better, more sustainable future for all.”