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EVORA Global Appoints Industry Leader in Scaling Professional Services Businesses as Chairman of the Board


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EVORA Global, a leading sustainability advisory and ESG data platform provider is pleased to announce the appointment of Carl Bates, former Managing Director of Detica and veteran Deloitte senior partner, as Chairman of the Board.

Carl, an accomplished industry leader with a successful track record in scaling professional services and technology organisations, will play a pivotal role in guiding EVORA’s growth and strategic direction.

Throughout his career, Carl has excelled in driving sustainable and controlled growth that benefits both clients and shareholders. Notably, in the early 2000s, Carl was a key member of the leadership team at Detica (now part of BAE Systems), where he effectively scaled the organisation from 200 employees to over 2,000 in just five years.

At Deloitte, Carl made significant contributions to scaling the Consulting business and spearheaded Deloitte Ventures – Deloitte’s digital products business, which focused on using analytics and software to automate elements of the service delivery model. In addition, he was one of Deloitte’s Quality Assurance partners. His experience in scaling consulting and software businesses, whilst effectively managing risk during periods of rapid growth chime perfectly with EVORA’s ESG advisory and data driven solutions strategy.

Carl Bates said:

‘I am particularly excited to be joining EVORA at such an exceptional moment. The world’s future depends on a successful transition to a more sustainable and carbon neutral future.  EVORA’s deep consulting, data, and technology capabilities are the perfect combination to support the Real Asset industry’s response to these challenges, driving sustainability and shareholder value. I look forward to working with the team to ensure we continue to deliver the highest quality innovative services and advice for our clients.”

EVORA Global CEO, Pradeep Menon added:

“We are excited that Carl has agreed to join the EVORA board. His vast experience of scaling organisations whilst maintaining quality, continuing to drive innovation, and building systems and processes that align to this growth, will be invaluable as we continue to work on the world’s most exciting and ambitious ESG projects.”

Earlier this year, Bridges Fund Management made a majority investment in EVORA. Emma Thorne, Partner at Bridges stated:

“Carl brings exactly the right skills to the direction and guidance of EVORA. The combination of his consulting and technology expertise and Bridge’s investment is a powerful force propelling this company forward in an extremely exciting market.”

Carl took up his role as Chairman of the board on the 1st July, adding his expertise and vision to EVORA’s mission of driving sustainability and excellence in the Real Asset industry.