Andrew Gould, Chairman of the UK Green Building Council, has announced that Paul King will be stepping down as Chief Executive of the organisation early in 2015; and that Trustees will begin the search for his successor shortly.
During Paul’s tenure, among many good, positve things at UK-GBC he has:
• Led a successful campaign for Government to set a zero carbon target for non-domestic buildings.
• Created Future Leaders, an innovation and leadership programme for rising stars of the built environment industry
• Defended the zero carbon homes policy over the course of successive governments
UK-GBC Chairman Andrew Gould said:
“We are hugely grateful for Paul’s outstanding leadership. Paul has put UK GBC into a mainstream position in the campaign for a sustainable built environment. UK-GBC has established a place at the cutting edge of the debate on sustainability and has earned respect as a strong, independent, thoughtful and reliable voice.
“Paul’s vision, commitment and sheer energy has made all this possible – we could not have had a better CEO in that start-up period. We are now in a very strong position with an outstanding team to continue to grow our influence and impact.”
“It is a huge privilege to lead such a dedicated UK-GBC team. Over the last seven years the organisation has grown from 30 founder member companies to over 400 today, spanning the entire construction and property value chain, as sustainability has moved from the fringes to the mainstream.
“From the very beginning our members’ enthusiasm and commitment to our campaign for a sustainable built environment has been an inspiration, a real demonstration of what can be achieved when industry shows leadership. We’ve witnessed a sea change in industry attitudes and practice, sometimes helped, sometimes hindered by Government.
“I will be very sad to leave UK-GBC, but will stay in close contact as an active member. I’m very excited to be taking on a new role as Managing Director of Sustainability, Lend Lease Europe, working to create and regenerate some of the best places in cities around the region.”
The UK-GBC Board of Trustees will shortly begin a process to find his replacement. Details will be announced in due course.
Pictured are (r) Dr. Andrew Gould, Chairman of the UK Green Building Council and (l) Paul King who is standing down as Chief Executive of the organisation