PRESS RELEASE: 2018 Future Leaders announced
Now in its fifth year, the 9-month programme brings together high-potential professionals from across the built environment industry to take part in a unique programme of leadership and innovation. The course kicks off with a two day residential in January, followed by a series of innovation workshops, and will culminate in an evening of presentations to industry leaders in September 2018. The programme takes participants on a journey to develop skills in personal leadership, collaborative thinking, business model development, innovation and storytelling.
Future Leaders provides a forum for tomorrow’s leaders to grapple with the most critical issues that the sector will face in the future, and challenges participants to work collaboratively to address these. Graduates from the programme are able to join the exclusive Future Leaders alumni network, which brings opportunities for continued professional development and access to a growing number of thought-leaders right across the built environment value chain.
Our 2018 Future Leaders:
Lauren Williams, Associate Director – Sustainability, AECOM
Ciaran Garrick, Architect, Associate, BIM Manager, Allies and Morrison
Steven Kellett, Sustainability Manager, Argent
Ajay Shah, Principal Environmental Designer, Atelier Ten
Michael Karling, Project Engineer, Banyards
Kanav Gupta, Architect, Barr Gazetas
Charlotte Hardy, BREEAM UK New Construction Scheme Manager, BRE
Fay Crawford, Project Manager, Canary Wharf Contractors
Mark Poulter, Associate (Mechanical), ChapmanBDSP
James Spears, Principal Engineer, Cundall
Tina Gandhi, Principal Environmental Strategy Officer, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Paolo Vimercati, Associate Principal, Grimshaw
Lucy Puddle, Senior Development Manager, Grosvenor
Niall Robertson, Director & Sustainability Lead, Project & Development Services, JLL
Tom Byrne, Energy Manager, Landsec
Avni Mehta, Commercial Manager, Development, Lendlease
Kieran Hedges, MD/Head of Acquisitions, Maantra
Hero Bennett, Senior Sustainability Consultant, Max Fordham
Ewan Cross, Senior Renewables Engineer, Rolton
Heidi Barnard, Head of Environment & Compliance, Saint-Gobain
Thomas Roberts, Project Manager, Sir Robert MᶜAlpine
Mina Hasman, Associate, Skidmore Owings and Merrill
Rachael Graham, Founder, SolaGrow
Tom Larsson, Development Executive, Stanhope
Katerina Mercury, Retail Asset Manager, The Crown Estate
Richard Twinn, Policy Advisor, UKGBC
Mathewe Bennett, Preconstruction Manager, Willmott Dixon Construction
Simon Tranter, Principal Sustainability Manager, Willmott Dixon Interiors
Cat Hirst, Director of Learning & Innovation at the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), said:
“We are absolutely delighted to welcome 28 of the built environment’s brightest stars to Future Leaders 2018. Investing in the development of forward-thinking individuals is crucial to reimagining our industry and ultimately delivering a radically improved built environment. This latest cohort will develop skills to drive positive change and add to the incredible wealth of innovation and thought leadership within the programme’s growing alumni network.”
Notes to editors
More information on the UKGBC Future Leaders programme is available here.
UKGBC is an industry-led network with a mission to radically improve the sustainability of the built environment.
A charity with over 400 member organisations spanning the entire value chain, we represent the voice of the industry’s current and future leaders who are striving for transformational change.
We inspire, challenge and empower our members, helping them to identify and adopt the most sustainable, viable solutions.
We also engage our members in advocating a progressive message to government, informing and influencing policy.