Daniel Labbad of Lend Lease appointed Chairman of UK Green Building Council (UK)

Daniel Labbad, CEO - Europe, Lend Lease, will today succeed Peter Rogers as chairman of the UK Green Building Council. He takes up the position at a crucial time for the UK-Green Building Council as all political parties look towards the construction and property sector to deliver on sustainability targets. The UK-GBC is urging the industry to rise to the challenge by cutting CO2 emissions from the built environment by 50% in the next 10 years.

Daniel Labbad UK GBC

Daniel Labbad, Chairman of UK-GBC.

Lend Lease is a founder member of the UK-GBC and Labbad has been on the advisory board since the launch of the organisation in 2007. Born in Sydney, Dan joined Lend Lease in 1997 as a site engineer. After holding various roles around the group globally in construction, development and within the corporate team, Dan undertook a secondment in 2001 to establish the Hornery Institute, a non-profit organisation established by the employees and shareholders of Lend Lease in 2001 to focus on community development, before returning to Lend Lease in 2004. Dan is currently CEO – Europe, Lend Lease.

Paul King, chief executive of the UK Green Building Council, said:"Peter has been an inspirational chairman through the formative years of UK-GBC and I am grateful for his leadership. I'm looking forward to working with Dan in what will be a really exciting period for the organisation. We are following up on our call to government and the industry to halve carbon emissions over the next decade, and we're rolling out the Sustainable Training and Education Programme (STEP) which is a very significant development for us and the wider industry."

Daniel Labbad said: "The property and construction industry faces a number of challenges, but none more pressing than sustainability. I believe we can and must meet this challenge and do so in a way that leaves the industry a better, more prosperous one as a result.

"The UK Green Building Council is central to this vision and has already established itself in a leadership role. I'm looking forward to building on this and see UK-GBC as the most significant single voice, bringing together both government and industry to drive the progression we need."

Peter Rogers has been chairman of the UK Green Building Council since its inception four years ago and will remain a director, becoming deputy chairman. Peter Rogers said: "When we established the UK Green Building Council we said it had to make an immediate impact. It has met and exceeded my expectations. I'm proud to have helped steer it to the position it is in today and Dan is the ideal choice for the next part of this journey."

The UK Green Building Council is a membership based campaign for a sustainable built environment. Membership is largely industry based and consists of organisations from across the construction and property sector.

Source:UK Green Building Council

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