Ramana James

IAG
Executive General Manager, Safer Communities

Ramana has a long career in sustainability and shared value. He established the Corporate Responsibility function at Vodafone Australia in 2003 and led environmental practice across 26 countries for Vodafone Group during two secondments as the Group Environment Manager, based in the UK.

Ramana then transitioned across to the property industry where he worked
 with Stockland for more than 5 years. He led a team responsible for an 
integrated sustainability strategy and the introduction of shared value across commercial property, residential development and retirement living.

He joined IAG in mid 2014 as the Head of Group Shared Value and now as Executive General Manager, Safer Communities, is responsible for the development of IAG’s Shared Value and Sustainability Strategy. This includes prioritisation of areas of focus, development of shared value aspiration and the establishment of tangible measures of success. Critical enablers for delivery of the strategy include a focus on employee engagement, compelling communications and the embedding of a shared value culture through appropriate Governance mechanisms and links to performance and reward.