Hunt has over 20 years' knowledge and experience, having held several senior sustainability, environmental and stakeholder engagement positions across the energy, aerospace engineering and construction materials sectors. She has also served on several cross-industry committees on sustainability-related topics and remains an active STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Industry Ambassador on behalf of the Mineral Products Qualifications Council (MPQC).
From June 2015 to April 2019, Hunt was head of sustainability at Aggregate Industries UK.
In the newly-created role, Hunt will be responsible for developing and implementing an effective sustainability strategy to shape the group's practices and performance, to ultimately improve the sustainability of UK-based Breedon's operations, products and services.
Breedon group chief executive Pat Ward said: "Last year we made a firm commitment to the Sustainability Charter of the Global Cement and Concrete Association and we are progressively adopting its associated guidelines throughout the group.
"Donna's appointment reflects our determination, despite these challenging times, to put sustainability at the heart of our business model and long-term strategy."
Hunt added: "The construction sector offers major opportunities to help the world build as sustainably as possible. Even in these challenging times, it is vital that we maintain a focus on a long-term, sustainable future. I'm looking forward to working with the Breedon team to make sure our operations and products deliver market-leading environmental, social and economic performance for all our stakeholders."