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New members for Green Construction Board

23 May 14 Four new board members have been appointed to steer the government’s Green Construction Board.

UK Green Building Council chief executive Paul King is among the new members of the Green Construction Board
UK Green Building Council chief executive Paul King is among the new members of the Green Construction Board

The new members are UK Green Building Council chief executive Paul King, Willmott Dixon energy services director Rob Lambe, Laing O’Rourke business leader Steve Wignall and Marks & Spencer design chief Rob Pearce.

Paul King, who has led the board’s buildings working group for the past two and a half years, said: “The Green Construction Board can play an important part in bringing government and industry together, in particular focusing on ways in which cutting costs and carbon can go hand in hand to deliver the target of a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2025. The refreshed board includes influential leaders of the some of the most progressive construction firms in the UK and I look forward to working with them to support that important goal.”

Business minister Michael Fallon, who co-chairs the board with Skanska UK chief executive Mike Putnam, announced a two year extension to the Green Construction Board’s remit in February.

Full membership of the board now is:

  • Michael Fallon, business minister
  • Mike Putnam, Skanska UK
  • Mark Clare, Barratt Developments
  • Chris Newsome, Anglian Water
  • Colin Courtney, J Murphy & Sons
  • Mark Oliver, H+H UK
  • Alan Couzens, Treasury
  • Rob Pearce, Marks & Spencer
  • Louise Ellison, Hammerson
  • David Purdy, Department of Energy & Climate Change
  • Peter Hansford, chief construction adviser
  • Neil Sachdev, ex-Sainsburys
  • Paul King, UK Green Building Council
  • Peter Schofield, Department for Communities & Local Government
  • Rob Lambe, Willmott Dixon
  • Lynne Sullivan, SustainableBYdesign
  • Peter Maskell, Philips Electronics UK

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