Terri Wills

Terri Wills has been appointed chief executive of the World Green Building Council.

Ms Wills is currently director of global initiatives with the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, and will move to the WorldGBC to lead initiatives to promote collaboration and innovation, and play an advocacy and policy role to accelerate global change in green building.

During her time with C40, Ms Wills oversaw the restructure of the Clinton Climate Initiative cities technical assistance program, and spearheaded the development, fundraising and implementation of the network strategy.

“We’re delighted to welcome Terri as our new CEO,” WorldGBC chairman Bruce Kerswill said. “The green building movement is growing apace – we have GBCs in 100 countries across the globe and the WorldGBC continues to grow in size and influence. Terri’s experience and drive will take us to the next level, boosting the services we offer our members, increasing our global impact, and driving the change to sustainability in built environments globally.”

Ms Wills said: “I am delighted to lead WorldGBC into its next phase of growth, build on past success and secure even greater resources and influence for the green building movement at a local, regional and global level.”

She will begin on 1 June, and takes over from former chief executive Jane Henley, who left after five years in the role in March.