Jo-Ann Garbutt

Sustainability Director:

Jo-Ann Garbutt is the Sustainability Director at Mercury and a member of the Executive Management Team (EMT).

Jo-Ann is responsible for all sustainability matters at Mercury, including the delivery of Mercury's 'Our Plan, Our Duty' plan for Responsible Business.

Jo-Ann initially joined Mercury in the role of Global People Director in 2019 where she focused primarily on organisation development and transformation projects. Over a 2-year period, working closely with Mercury’s Senior Management and the HR department, her efforts have led to successes in realising many of the company’s goals and strategies.

With over 20 years’ international experience ranging from Engineering and Project Management to advising and supporting global brands on organization development projects and becoming future-ready, Jo-Ann understands both the strategic focus and execution excellence demands that come with supporting an organisation in a fast-changing environment. Jo-Ann has implemented change management initiatives at a national and international level, coaching stakeholders and leaders from various nationalities and cultures.

Jo-Ann's global perspective, having worked in multiple countries across three continents, combined with extensive hands-on leadership experience, enables her to bring a unique and valuable approach to leading sustainability and organisational development at Mercury to support our ambitions in human, social and environmental sustainability. Jo-Ann holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a master’s degree in Organisation Development.

Ann Garbutt


  • Master of Science in Organization Development (MSOD)
    Pepperdine University, The George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management

"brings a unique and valuable view of how HR can support employee and business needs in a fast-changing environment."