As head of Agilent’s Environmental, Social and Governance program, Neil Rees oversees the company’s global sustainability efforts, including the company’s path to net-zero carbon emissions, product sustainability, and helping labs across the world become more sustainable. Neil oversaw the development of the company’s first ESG report this year, including its first-ever TCFD report, capping more than 20 years of Corporate Social Responsibility reporting in which the company has set and reported on progress against its environmental goals. Recent achievements include reduced carbon dioxide emissions intensity by 35 percent since 2014, expanding an award-winning recycling and refurbishing program of its analytical lab instruments, and leading the life science sector in lab sustainability practices.

As Vice President of Workplace Services, Neil has also led Agilent’s EH&S and trade compliance functions for 17 years with real estate responsibilities for sales offices, logistics centers, and manufacturing sites across the globe. Neil also leads Agilent’s Enterprise Risk Management program.

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Neil joined Agilent from Hewlett-Packard, which spun-off Agilent in 1999 with an initial public offering that was then the largest in Silicon Valley history. Neil has lived and worked in the UK, California and Singapore. He currently resides in the UK with his family.