Andrew Gould

15 January 2013 — Former Jones Lang LaSalle chief executive Andrew Gould is the new chairman of the UK Green Building Council.

He takes over from Lend Lease Group chief executive officer Dan Labbad.

Mr Gould said the real estate and built environment sector had a crucial part to play in tackling climate change.

“The UK should be at the forefront of this challenge and strong leadership is coming from the private sector. We need to see greater consistency on policy from Government to support this,” he said.

“As well as being the right thing to do there are significant business benefits in a green economy, with greener buildings being more resilient; a better long term investment; and better for occupiers and users.

“But there is a long way to go, and through my chairing of the UK Green Building Council I hope we can move sustainability even further into mainstream business consciousness, and in particular engage the finance sector, which plays a crucial role.”