Jill Savery

Jill Savery is a sustainability consultant and advisor, public speaker, University instructor and author.  She earned a Master’s Degree in Environmental Management from Yale University, and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California at Berkeley. She is a US citizen.

Her areas of expertise include strategy, plan and program development and delivery, partnership development and management, reporting, and stakeholder engagement.  She is the founder and CEO of Bristlecone Strategies, Inc., a sustainability consulting company currently providing services to clients in the United States and Europe. 

Jill’s previous professional roles include Head of Sustainability for the America’s Cup Event Authority, where she was responsible for the successful development and implementation of the 2013 America’s Cup Sustainability Plan.  This work included delivering zero waste, carbon neutral and sustainable event activities.  Her professional experience also includes supporting sport organisations such as the United States Olympic Committee, the London 2012 Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, the Chicago 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games bid team, and several municipalities in the United States to embed sustainability into planning and operations.  

Jill Savery led the London 2012 work program of the London-based sustainability charity Bioregional from 2008-2011.  This role supported the London 2012 ‘Towards a One Plant 2012’ vision to deliver a sustainable event.  She also served as a Co-opted expert to the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012 – a first of its kind body that independently assured the sustainability of the London 2012 Games.  

Jill has been part of the specialised panel of jury for the FIM environmental award for four years.

In 1996, Jill earned an Olympic gold medal in synchronized swimming, and was later inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.  She is the co-editor of Sustainability and Sport (2011), one of the first books in this emerging field.  She speaks frequently to national and international audiences about sustainability.