Tristan Niesslein joins Ignition Human Performance as non-executive ESG Director

July 21, 2022

Ignition Human Performance would like to welcome Tristan Niesslein as their new non-executive Director focusing on Sustainability and ESG.

Tristan is a Sustainability and ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) specialist working in the sport sector, with a particular focus on opportunities in motorsport to deliver innovation and transformation globally and across industries. Tristan also has an impressive background in commercial, operational and strategic positions in a variety of sectors that has equipped him to apply a broad knowledge to sustainable development in motorsport and beyond.

Since his company, Niesslein Sustainability Partners (NSP) was founded in late 2019, Tristan has engaged with high performing teams and individuals across sport, supporting world-class outcomes, Tristan has also delivered guest speaking appearances at a leading university, supporting business leaders towards sustainability in their operations.

Continuing his professional development at Cambridge University, Tristan’s own academic research sees him engaged in multiple research projects to support deep sustainability adoption in sports and motorsport, including future fuels, mega-events and organisational culture.

By joining the business, Tristan will support IHP’s focus when it comes to ESG within Motorsport, giving the business an expert voice with a number of exciting initiatives that are planned moving forward. He will also sit on the IHP Board of Directors in an advisory capacity.

“I am really pleased to deepen the relationship with Ignition Human Performance and support ESG adoption further into motorsport and motorsport adjacent industries. As people sit at the centre of ESG, in terms of the benefits and delivery, delivering our expertise with IHP makes complete sense." Tristan explains

"Working with Nick and partners, has been a continued pleasure and as we look to bring innovate together in this space, the collective knowledge and experience will enable some very exciting results”

Nick Butcher and Tristan Niesslein at Donington Park earlier this year supporting IHP partners MB Motorsport in BTCC

Nick Butcher, Managing Director of Ignition Human Performance, is looking forward to Tristan be part of the team:

“As we build the IHP business, I’m hugely excited about Tristan joining us in an official capacity. As many people know, NSP has been a valued partner of ours a several years now and I’ve really enjoyed working with him. When this conversation arose a couple of months ago it wasn’t a difficult one to continue, as I knew what Tristan would bring by joining our board of directors.”

“With his wealth of knowledge and what we have planned moving forward, this will not only benefit us but also our clients and how they prepare for the future.”

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Nick Butcher

Managing Director of Ignition Human Performance
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