The Board of ResponsibleSteel has appointed leading steel industry sustainability expert Ms Annie Heaton as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective 13 June 2022. Following an international search and selection process, led by a combined RS civil society and business selection panel, Ms Annie was chosen as the preferred CEO, from a strong field of candidates. Based in London, Ms Annie Heaton will lead the RS Secretariat to drive sustainability through the steel industry, with a keen focus on expansion in Asia and North America.Ms Annie has spent the last eight years shaping ArcelorMittal’s sustainability agenda. Prior to this, she worked with the global renewable energy company RES and several non-profit organizations, including ActionAid and Save the Children.A not-for-profit organization, ResponsibleSteel is the steel industry’s first global multi-stakeholder standard and certification initiative to maximize steel’s contribution to a sustainable society. This can only be achieved through cooperation and mutual commitment by companies at all levels of the steel supply chain, representatives of civil society and other stakeholders. ResponsibleSteel provides the forum for this multi-stakeholder approach.