Members include 15 drawn from firms including Wates, Arup, Skanska and Balfour Beatty

The government’s Green Construction Board will include bosses from firms including Balfour Beatty, Skanska, Wates, Arup, Barratt and Aggregate Industries, it has been announced.

The board, which is also co-chaired by business minister Mark Prisk and Lend Lease chief executive Dan Labbad, has been tasked with tackling the obstacles to the growth of green construction within the industry and was established on the advice of chief construction advisor Paul Morrell - himself a member of the board.

“This is a significant opportunity for industry to work in collaboration with the government to help facilitate green growth in our sector, provide a platform for leadership across the UK as well as deliver opportunities to export the talent of our industry overseas,” said Labbad.

The board includes 15 representatives from the industry in total. These are:

  • Dan Labbad, chief executive officer, Lend Lease (EMEA) (co-chair)
  • Bill Bolsover, Aggregate Industries
  • Robert Care, Arup
  • Mark Clare, Barratt
  • Andrew Gould, Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Chris Hopkins, Ploughcroft
  • Bill Hughes, Legal and General
  • Peter Maskell, Philips Electronics UK
  • John Moore, Balfour Beatty Engineering Services
  • Chris Newsome, Anglian Water
  • Mark Oliver, H&H UK
  • Sunand Prasad, Penoyre and Prasad
  • Mike Putnam, Skanska
  • Lynne Sullivan, Sustainable by Design
  • James Wates, Wates

Along with Prisk and Morrell, the board will also include government representatives from the department for energy and climate change, the cabinet office, the department for environment and rural Affairs and the department for communities and local government.