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.
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, International Director - Jones Lang LaSalle
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
An 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
Founding 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
Rab 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 £100 million 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
A 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, Vice Chairman of Climate Change Capital
James Cameron is non-executive Chairman of Climate Change Capital.
In addition to his role at CCC, James serves as a member of GE's ecomagination board, is a member of the UK Prime Minister's Business Advisory Group, a member of Pepsico UK's advisory board and is Vice-Chair of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Measuring Sustainability and their Advisory Board of the Global Competitiveness Index.
James is also an advisor to the Climate Bonds Initiative, a trustee member of the UK Green Building Council and of the Carbon Disclosure Project and was a member of the Green Investment Bank Commission.
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 and Sydney and is currently affiliated with the Yale Centre for Environmental Law and Policy.
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
Mark 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 third successive year. Barratt recently launched the UK’s first zero carbon community at Hanham Hall, near Bristol.
Mark is a member of the Government’s new Green Construction Board, and is a Trustee of the BRE Trust and the UK Green Building Council. He also sits on the CBI Construction Council. He chaired the Housing Workstream of the Government’s Task Force looking at environmental innovation in the construction industry.
Previously Managing Director of Centrica's British Gas Residential Energy operation, Mark Clare joined British Gas in 1994, becoming Centrica's Finance Director in 1997 and Managing Director of British Gas Residential Energy in 2002. Whilst at British Gas he served as a member of the Energy Saving Trust and was on the Government's Fuel Poverty Advisory Group. He was a Non-Executive Director of BAA plc until its acquisition.
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, Divisional CEO of Willmott Dixon Capital Works
John is divisional CEO of Willmott Dixon Capital Works. This is the largest division within Willmott Dixon and generates annual revenue approaching £950 million. Capital Works delivers Willmott Dixon’s construction, house building and interior fit-out projects, working with clients in the commercial, retail, education, leisure, justice, health, social housing and extra care sectors.
For nearly 25 years, John’s played a key role in developing Willmott Dixon as one of the industry’s biggest brands. According to the Sunday Times Top Track 100 list in 2011, Willmott Dixon is the UK’s 2nd largest privately-owned construction, development and support services company, with revenue in excess of £1 billion.
John has been influential in Willmott Dixon’s drive to be a low carbon company, and set stringent targets in 2009 that the company must be carbon neutral and send zero waste to landfill by 2012. He was also instrumental in environmental campaigner Jonathon Porritt joining the main board as a non-executive director and in recognition of his industry leadership, John was appointed to the board of the UK Green Building Council in 2009 to drive low carbon in buildings.
John regularly engages with Government to champion issues facing the property sector, from planning and procurement best practice, to the standard adoption of whole life cost criteria and the need to embrace technology like BIM to provide an integrated approach across the life cycle of a building. In 2011, the sector’s leading weekly magazine Building appointed John as one of its ‘wise heads’ on the editorial board and he was also invited by Housing Minister Grant Shapps to join the House Builders Forum, which meets four times a year.
Stephanie Hilborne OBE, Chief Executive of The Wildlife Trusts
Stephanie 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.