WEDNESDAY 2 DEC 2020 3:35 PM


Black Sun has appointed Leighton Barnish as sustainability communications director. He joins with immediate effect and will focus on supporting clients on their sustainability and ESG journeys.

Barnish has two decades of experience as a leader and expert in the communications industry, strategic consultancy and within multinational organisations including AstraZeneca and Syngenta. He has helped numerous global companies to develop sustainability strategies, engaging communications and reports.

Working closely with Black Sun's chief insight & engagement officer, Sallie Pilot, Barnish will help to develop and refine the consultancy's sustainability communications offer, research and thought leadership. He will help to create and deliver campaigns that communicate their sustainability strategy and evidence the wider beneficial impact on their stakeholders.

David Chistopherson CEO, says,  “Now more than ever businesses need the trust of their stakeholders and society at large to prosper over the long-term and we’ve seen very clear signals from our clients that sustainability is a critical focus. Leighton is a fantastic and highly qualified expert to lead the way for Black Sun and its clients in this area. He brings a great deal of experience and insight to the group and it’s a pleasure to welcome him.”