Summit Materials Inc. named three senior leadership positions it said are poised to drive the strategic agenda of CEO Anne Noonan.
Karli Anderson has been named executive vice president, chief environmental, social and governance officer and head of investor relations. In this new role for Summit, Anderson will have direct responsibility for advancing the company’s strategic aim to become the most socially responsible, integrated construction materials provider and support Summit’s leading governance principles.
This role involves driving ESG initiatives and commitments across the business, oversight for the health and safety program and serving as counsel to our investor relations and external reporting teams. In this role, Anderson will act as a change agent, using data to shape and influence Summit’s performance, perception and awareness around environmental sustainability, social and governance topics. Anderson has been with Summit Materials as vice president of investor relations since 2019.
Noonan said, “I am delighted to promote Karli to this exciting and newly created role to build our commitment to sustainability. Karli brings passion and tremendous capability to our business at a critical time. This is an exciting opportunity to drive sustainable impact by implementing comprehensive ESG strategies. Together, we will make sustainability part of our value proposition.”
Succeeding Anne Lee Benedict as executive vice president, chief legal officer (CLO) and secretary is Chris Gaskill, who since 2015 was senior vice president, deputy general counsel and assistant secretary for. In the CLO role, Gaskill will oversee all legal, corporate governance, enterprise risk management, compliance, litigation, regulatory and outside counsel management.
“I am pleased to elevate Chris to the top legal role for our company. Chris is a trusted advisor and talented leader,” said Noonan. “I am welcoming Chris’s business and legal expertise to our leadership team. His work ethic and integrity are most impressive. Chris will ensure the Company is best aligned to our priorities and operating with the highest standard of ethics.”
Deon MacMillan also joined Summit Materials in the newly created role of executive vice president, chief people officer and head of corporate communications. Before joining Summit, MacMillan served as chief HR and communications officer for Ardent Mills, North America’s largest producer of flour and grain-based solutions. MacMillan is an experienced HR and communications leader who has worked across all human resources functions including talent development, compensation and benefits, labor and employment relations, inclusion and diversity, and HR systems, shared services and operations. MacMillan is most passionate about building culture and an impactful employee experience.
“We are excited to welcome Deon to Summit Materials. She is a dynamic HR executive and transformative leader who has implemented successful end-to-end people strategies in operations and manufacturing industries,” said Noonan. “Deon is an innovative leader who brings a wealth of experience partnering with executive teams to build strategic, people-focused human resources and communications strategies.”