Chief Executive Officer and Board Member
Gareth Joyce serves as Chief Executive Officer and Board Member at Proterra. He joined Proterra in 2020 as President of Proterra Powered and Energy and then was promoted to President of Proterra before assuming his current role. He previously served as Chief Sustainability Officer for Delta Air Lines, overseeing Delta’s $1 billion commitment toward becoming carbon neutral and leading the airline’s Global Sustainability team. His responsibilities included building on Delta’s industry-leading voluntary sustainability efforts to expand the airline’s carbon reduction and removal work, while engaging with partners and other stakeholders to advance global sustainability.
Prior to joining Delta, Joyce held a variety of senior leadership positions with Mercedes-Benz throughout South Africa, Europe, and North America – his last role being CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada. Prior to his time at Mercedes-Benz, Joyce held positions with IQ Business Group, Standard Bank South Africa, Blick PLC, Austen Security, and Deloitte & Touche.
A resident of Atlanta, Joyce has also served on the board of the American Cancer Society since 2016. The society’s investment into cancer research and treatment is second only to the United States government and has contributed to a 29% decrease in the overall US cancer death rate since 1991.
Joyce holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand and a Master of Commerce in Business Management from the University of Johannesburg.