UK Green Building Council


The UK Green Building Council has  a Board of Trustees who serve on our governing body. Trustees have responsibility for directing the affairs of the charity, and ensuring that it is efficiently managed and is delivering charitable outcomes for the public benefit.

Our Board

The Board of Trustees is made up of a diverse group of highly experienced built environment professionals with a strong set of complementary skills to support the development of the UK-GBC.

Andrew Gould, UK-GBC Chairman

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Professional Experience

Andrew Gould is one of the leading authorities on urban development, financing and marketing strategies.  He has over 30 years experience advising corporate, investor and government/public institution clients on real estate asset strategies and urban regeneration.

As an industry leader, Andrew is passionate about sustainable urban development and regeneration. He understands that Jones Lang LaSalle has a responsibility to drive change and minimise the impact of real estate on the environment.  He is fully committed to creating a more sustainable environment and has actively developed the firm’s Energy and Sustainability service capability.

Throughout his career, Andrew has advised major investors and developers on development and marketing of major development schemes in the UK and overseas.  He has advised and helped deliver major urban redevelopment projects such as Greenwich Peninsula in London; The Bridge, Dartford; Stratford City and five of the seven Millennium Communities.  Andrew was the principal commercial and property advisor to the UK Government on the successful Millennium Dome sale and has advised on the establishment of a number of innovative investment vehicles.  He has advised city and regional authorities on their city development and marketing strategies in the UK and internationally.  He has advised on various aspects of the Olympics legacy.


Andrew joined Jones Lang LaSalle in 1989, having previously practised as an economic and management consultant.  He developed and led a range of Global, European and UK-based businesses within Jones Lang LaSalle before joining the executive group running the English business in 2003.  He was made Chief Executive in 2009.

Education and Affiliations

Andrew holds a BA from the University of Wales and a PhD from Cambridge University where he also taught.  He holds a Corporate Finance Diploma from the London Business School.

He is an active member of the Urban Land Institute; he is a member of the Board of Trustees of the UK Green Building Council; he sits on the Policy Committee of the British Property Federation; he is a Member of the UK Government’s Green Construction Board.

As real estate service providers we see the challenge of energy and sustainability as the toughest facing our industry and one where we can really make a difference. We were founder members of UK-GBC and the organisation has made huge strides towards a greener real estate sector.

Peter William Rogers CBE, Director

Deputy Chairman

File 552An engineer and property developer working with government and industry, to improve environmental and working practices in construction.  Awarded CBE for Services to Construction in 2007, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society of Arts, Honorary Fellow of the RIBA.
Co-founder and former Director of Stanhope, one of the UK’s innovative property developers, responsible for the seminal Broadgate development amongst over 100 major buildings.
Director of Chelsfield Developments, a UK based real estate company, delivering large scale projects and corporate investments, totaling £1.5bn.
Non-executive Director of First Base, a young and influential residential led urban regeneration developer of mixed tenure schemes.
Founder Chairman of the UK Green Building Council and currently Deputy Chair.
Past Chairman of various industry bodies: The Strategic Forum, the Forums 2012 Task Group, Constructing Excellence and a member of the Government’s Code for Sustainable Buildings steering group and Construction Act Review.
Advisor to Government and the arts, including Serpentine Gallery, Ashmolean Museum, Tate Gallery, Royal Opera House and the Mayor of London for the Olympic Orbit. Past Trustee of the Victoria & Albert Museum and Chairman of the Building Strategy Committee. 

Patrick Bellew, Principal at Atelier Ten


File 554Founding director of Atelier Ten, Patrick is one of the UK’s Royal Designers and is a Chartered Building Services Engineer with more than thirty years’ experience in the design of high performance buildings and systems. With extensive experience in the integration of environmental and building systems with architecture, Patrick has particular expertise in thermal mass energy storage technologies and high efficiency building conditioning systems. Atelier Ten have pioneered numerous environmental innovations in the built environment and have six offices worldwide, all focused on the delivery of high-performance buildings.

Patrick taught the core environmental design course on the M.Arch program at the Yale University School of Architecture from 2000 - 2009 and led Advanced Design Studios in 2010 and 2011. He was on the Design Review Committee of CABE from 1999 to 2003, a Governor of the Building Centre Trust in London between 1996 and 2011 and on the Employer Panel of the Construction Industry Council. He also lectures widely on issues relating to the creation of a more sustainable Built Environment.

Patrick was one of the original group who founded the UK-GBC in 2006 and was a member of the Executive Board from 2006 - 2010 when the organisation became a registered charity. He now serves on the Trustee Board. He was a key member of the Task Force that established the STEP (Sustainable Training and Education Programme) training programme in 2010. Patrick’s success in integrating innovative technologies with noteworthy architecture has been acknowledged by the Royal Institute of British Architects, who made him an Honorary Fellow in 2001. Patrick was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2004.

In 2008 Patrick delivered the 6th Happold Medal Lecture and received the Happold Medal from the Construction Industry Council and the Happold Foundation. He is currently the Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor at Yale School of Architecture.
He is on the Awards panel for the 2012 - 2015 RIBA Awards and is on the Judging panel for the World Architecture Awards.

In 2010 Patrick was named a Royal Designer for Industry by the Royal Society of Arts.

The UK-GBC has become the most recognised instrument of change in the UK construction industry. Sound technical knowledge is at the heart of what UK-GBC do and I hope I can help to reflect that on the Board.

Rab Bennetts OBE, Bennetts Associates


File 555Rab studied at Edinburgh College of Art where he met his partner Denise Bennetts. After working in London for ten years, they set up Bennetts Associates in 1987. The firm, based in London and Edinburgh, has been responsible for many pioneering projects such as the PowerGen Headquarters, Wessex Water Operations Centre, Hampstead Theatre, Edinburgh University’s Informatics Forum, Jubilee Library in Brighton and the New Street Square development in the City of London.
Recent notable commissions include the transformation of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, the Humanities Faculties and Library for Oxford University and hotels in London and Amsterdam. The firm is also undertaking several major ‘green’ refurbishment projects.
The practice has won more than 125 awards and has been shortlisted for the Stirling Prize several times. The firm won the Architect of the Year award from Building Design and Building magazines in 2005-6 and 2011.
Rab leads the design direction of Bennetts Associates and is personally involved in many of the firm’s projects. He is also extensively involved in outside bodies and is a Board member of the UK Green Building Council, a Director of Sadler’s Wells Theatre and a Trustee of the Design Council.
He has in the past chaired the RIBA’s Competitions Committee, advised the Government on sustainability policy and sat on Islington’s Planning Committee as an expert adviser. He has lectured extensively and has contributed to numerous publications and conferences.
Rab was awarded the OBE for services to architecture in 2003 and Sustainability Leader of the Year in 2009 at the Building/UK-GBC Sustainability Awards.

The UK-GBC’s central role as a forum for ideas, policies and information is now more important than ever and, as an architect on the Board, I will continue to stress the importance of thoughtful, integrated design as one of the preconditions for a much more sustainable future.

Bill Bolsover CBE, Chairman of Aggregate Industries


File 561A Fellow of the Institute of Quarrying and a Companion of the Chartered Institute of Management, Bill began his construction career in 1970 working in mining in Australia and the Koolan Islands, before joining Tarmac in 1974. He gained extensive industry experience and commercial expertise working in the Readycrete, Roadstone, Topmix and Quarry Products divisions.

In 1992, as Managing Director, he was responsible for developing the business through major strategic reviews which restructured operations and the management team. As Group Executive Director, in addition to heading up the Quarry Products and Topmix divisions, he also demerged the Building Materials business.

In 2000, Bill became Managing Director of Aggregate Industries’ UK and European operations and was promoted to his current position of Group Chief Executive in 2006. Bill is also an Area Manager with Holcim having global responsibility for the Aggregates and Construction Materials group.

Bill is a Lt Colonel of the Royal Engineer & Logistic Staff Corps RE(v) and a member of the Institution of Royal Engineers, as well as a Director of the Mineral Products Association, a board member of the UK Green Building Council, a member of the Worshipful Company of Paviors, a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce  and a Freeman of the City of London, among other notable positions. In 2009 he was awarded with an honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Leicester. 

James Cameron, Non-Executive Chairman of Climate Change Capital


File 562In addition to his role at CCC, James is the Chairman of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and a member of HM Treasury's Infrastructure UK advisory council.  He also serves as a member of GE's ecomagination board, is Vice-Chair of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Measuring Sustainability and their Advisory Board of the Global Competitiveness Index.  He served as a member of the UK Prime Minister's Business Advisory Group (2010 - 2012), and was also a member of Pepsico UK's advisory board (2010-2012).

James is also an advisor to the Climate Bonds Initiative, a trustee member of the UK Green Building Council and was a member of the Green Investment Bank Commission, and is a member of the UK Prime Minister’s Corporate Responsibility Advisory Group.

Prior to CCC, James was Counsel to Baker & McKenzie and was the founder and the head of their Climate Change and Clean Energy Practice. He has spent much of his legal career working on climate change matters, including negotiating the UNFCCC and Kyoto Protocol as an adviser to the Alliance of Small Island States. As a barrister he appeared in several of the leading cases in international and environmental law.

James is also a senior advisor to the Climate Group, chairman of China Dialogue, a member of the development board at the University of Oxford's Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, and a member of the advisory board at the University of Oxford's Environmental Change Institute.

James has held academic positions at Cambridge, London, Bruges, Sydney and Yale.  He was educated at Windlesham House, Stowe School, University of Western Australia, University College London (LLB), Queens’ College, Cambridge (LLM), and Inner Temple (called to the Bar 1987).

The built environment contributes over 40% of UK annual carbon emissions and is therefore a natural target for policy makers seeking to reduce carbon. I am delighted to be given the opportunity to support the UK-GBC and help drive this manifesto.

Mark Clare, Group Chief Executive of Barratt Developments plc


File 564Mark Clare was appointed Group Chief Executive of Barratt Developments Plc, the UK’s largest housebuilder, in October 2006. The company is the only major housebuilder to be awarded a Five Star rating for quality for the fourth successive year.  

Previously Managing Director of Centrica's British Gas Residential Energy operation, Mark joined British Gas in 1994, becoming Centrica's Finance Director in 1997 and Managing Director of British Gas Residential Energy in 2002. He was a Non-Executive Director of BAA plc until its acquisition.

Mark is a member of the Government’s Green Construction Board and new Construction Leadership Council, and is a Trustee of the BRE Trust and the UK Green Building Council. He also sits on the CBI Construction Council. 

Barratt was a founder member of the UK-GBC and I am delighted to be joining the Board of Trustees. The Government's low carbon targets will require major changes in the way housebuilders build homes in the years ahead and we see competitive advantage in being at the forefront of this agenda.

John Frankiewicz FCIOB FRICS, Divisional CEO of Willmott Dixon Capital Works


File 565John is CEO of Willmott Dixon Capital Works; the division within Willmott Dixon that is responsible for construction and infrastructure across many sectors including commercial, retail, education, leisure, health, housing and retirement.  

For 25 years, John’s played a key role in developing Willmott Dixon as one of the built environment’s biggest brands, with a turnover of over £1bn. He is a big supporter of R&D and innovation as being vital to the industry’s ability to continue adding value to clients’ capital project needs.

Under John, Willmott Dixon created a prototype ‘health campus of the future’ at BRE in Garston utilising the latest assisted living technology, and last year the company rolled out a suite of standardised designs called Sunesis with JV partner Scape that provides schools, leisure and care home accommodation at up to 30% less cost than tradition design and build models. John’s also driven Willmott Dixon’s adoption of the BIM building process to provide clients with better product and cost certainly on capital projects.  

This investment in technology and innovation to enhance efficiency and reduce cost wastage were factors behind Willmott Dixon being named Building magazine’s Major Contractor of the Year for 2011 and 2013.

John regularly engages with government and local authorities to champion issues facing the property and housing sector. His regional forums on LEPs and Localism saw business leaders join cabinet ministers and local authority CEOs in dialogue on how to create better public/private sector collaboration to generate more housing and inward investment opportunities. John remains a passionate believer that local economies and their stakeholders must work together to drive their own growth, and recently met Lord Heseltine to endorse his ‘No Stone Unturned’ report on creating opportunities for regional economies.

John also sits on the editorial board of Building magazine, and has been involved on the board of the UK Green Building Council since it was formed. John’s commitment to sustainable development resulted in Willmott Dixon becoming a carbon neutral business in 2012. Willmott Dixon remains the only major contractor to achieve the Carbon Trust Standard for year-on-year reduction in carbon emissions.

Alison Nimmo CBE, Chief Executive, The Crown Estate


File 2588Alison joined the Crown Estate in January 2012. She was previously Director of Design and Regeneration at the Olympic Delivery Authority, where for five years she led on the overall design, planning and early delivery of most of the venues and the parklands for London's Olympic Park. 

A chartered surveyor and town planner by training, Alison was awarded a CBE for services to urban regeneration in 2004. She also has an honorary doctorate from Sheffield Hallam University where she has been a visiting professor for seven years and in 2014 was awarded the prestigious Royal Town Planning Institute Gold Medal for services to planning throughout her career.

In 2012 she was number one in Property Week’s list of the 100 Most Influential Women in Property and featured in Radio 4 Woman’s Hour’s Power List in 2013.

Alison is also non-executive director of the Berkeley Group.

Bill Hughes, Managing Director, Legal & General Property (LGP)


File 2590Bill joined LGP in November 2007, having previously held the position of UK Head of Real Estate at RREEF, the Real Estate Fund Management business of Deutsche Bank. Prior to that Bill was Deputy Managing Director and Head of Research at Schroder Property Investment Management.

In July 2013, Bill became Vice President of the BPF, which will culminate in him taking up the role of President of the BPF in July 2014.  He is also the current Chairman of the Green Property Alliance (GPA) and was recently appointed to the UK Green Building Council’s (UK-GBC) Board of Trustees. 

Additionally, Bill is currently a member of the Green Construction Board (GCB), the British Property Federation (BPF) Policy Committee, the Distressed Retail Property Taskforce, and the Bank of England Property Forum.  He is a Member of Edinburgh University Investment Committee, an Associate of the Society of Investment Professionals and an Honorary Fellow of the College of Estate Management.

Stephanie Hilborne OBE, Chief Executive of The Wildlife Trusts


File 568Stephanie Hilborne OBE is Chief Executive of The Wildlife Trusts. Comprising 47 independent but closely associated charities, The Wildlife Trusts reach every corner of the United Kingdom, as well as two islands which lie outside it. Driven by her concern for the future of the natural world, Stephanie’s conviction is that The Wildlife Trusts have a key role to play in creating a UK richer in wildlife.

The level of engagement and ownership that each Wildlife Trusts engenders is in her view key to inspiring hope for the future as the country faces new challenges.

Stephanie committed herself to conservation as a teenager.  She secured a BSc in Biology and MSc in Conservation and went on to facilitate the national coalition Wildlife & Countryside Link before joining The Wildlife Trust movement in 1998 and becoming Chief Executive in 2004.

In terms of ensuring wildlife is taken into consideration throughout the development process, The Wildlife Trusts understand that working in partnership with the building industry is a key way forward.

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