Hannah-Polly advises clients in Europe on the design and deployment of their ESG and sustainability programs, guiding them in the implementation of tailored, sector-leading strategies that allow them to seize ESG-related opportunities, and adapt their business model and governance while reducing potential risks. Hannah-Polly also advises clients on the implementation of appropriate communication strategies, aimed at all stakeholders. She blends deep academic rigor and resolute familiarity with the constantly evolving regulatory and public perception landscape for ESG and sustainability strategies with her strong business acumen and pragmatism to support clients at each stage of their ESG and sustainability journey.
Before joining FTI Consulting, Hannah-Polly previously worked for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) where she was the Global Director of Board Strategy and Engagement, based in New York. Working with the Co-Chairs of the Board of Directors, the CEO and the COO, and with responsibilities in five markets, she built particular expertise in bridging the gap between senior stakeholders, and subject matter experts to deliver transformational change, and surfacing and solving hard problems.
Prior to this, Hannah-Polly was seconded to IRC’s Strategy team to lead the funding and public affairs workstreams, and before this, she was based in IRC’s London office leading a large team to develop social impact partnerships with leading global companies.
Hannah-Polly started her career in London developing private sector partnerships at Oxfam, the Overseas Development Institute and the Allegra Foundation, where she led UK Coffee Week and ProjectWaterfall.
Hannah-Polly has a B.Sc. in Economics and Government from the London School of Economics, an M.Sc. in Global Governance and Ethics from University College London, and an M.B.A. from Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge.