Mr Labbad , an Australian civil engineer, is chief executive, Europe, Middle East & Africa for Lend Lease. He also chairs the UK Green Building Council and is a member of the Green Economy Council.
The Green Construction Board intends to promote innovation and sustainable growth in the industry.
Mr Labbad said of his appointment: “This is a unique and important opportunity for the private sector to work in partnership with Government to provide direction for the green transformation of our sector.
“The group will work to create a platform for investment and innovation and to help leverage the commercial opportunity that the green agenda presents. I am looking forward to working alongside Mark to help make this collaboration a success.”
Mr Prisk said: “Greening the property and construction sector is a great challenge and a massive opportunity. By greening their own operations, pulling green practices through their supply chains and providing better, greener, buildings and infrastructure, we can not only make the transition to a greener economy but seize an opportunity for growth at the same time.
“That’s why I’m so pleased that Dan Labbad has agreed to be my co-chair on the Green Construction Board. I know that Dan’s extensive experience and leadership will mean that the board can make the most of the opportunities over the weeks and months ahead. That way we can push for growth in the sector and make Britain a world leader in green construction.”
The Green Construction Board will hold its first meeting later in the sutumn where it will finalise its membership and set out terms of reference.