Established in 2002, The LSDC advises the Mayor of London on sustainability issues including ways to improve and protect Londoners’ quality of life, now and in the future.

Julie has been appointed alongside nine other high-profile new commissioners, with the full commission drawing sustainability experience from a diverse range of industries. The new commissioners will serve alongside the newly appointed Chair, Dr Ashok Sinha, and existing commissioners, to help the city meet the challenges of a rapidly growing population, rising inequality and mitigating climate change.

Julie was appointed Chief Executive of UKGBC in April 2015 and was previously UK Head of Sustainability and an International Director at JLL. Julie sits on the Green Construction Board, the Igloo Sustainable Investment Advisory Committee, the ULI UK Sustainability Council Steering Committee and the Carbon Trust Advisory Panel. She also chaired the British Property Federation’s Sustainability Committee for two years.

Responding to her appointment, Julie Hirigoyen, Chief Executive of the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) said:

“I am delighted to have been appointed as a commissioner to the LSDC. Our urban environment has a significant influence on carbon emissions, resource consumption and nature, whilst impacting on Londoners’ health and wellbeing and delivering socio-economic value.

“With the Draft London Plan hot off the press, I’m excited to be collaborating with this range of inspiring individuals to advise on sustainability in the capital and support the delivery of the Mayor’s ambitions for clean growth.”


Notes to editors

Julie Hirigoyen’s headshot is available here.

City Hall’s press release, featuring details of all ten new commissioners, is available here.



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