Mina’s appointment, at the invitation of the current Board, has been made as part of UKGBC’s policy to ensure that the industry leaders of the future are represented at the highest level of the organisation’s governance structure. Each year, one alumnus of UKGBC’s prestigious Leadership programmes is invited to join the Board for a two-year term.

Mina completed UKGBC’s Future Leaders programme in 2018, alongside a group of high-performing individuals from across the built environment sector who went through a unique journey of leadership and innovation.

She has a reputation for challenging existing practices by developing new systematic and design-based approaches applied and tested in complex, international projects. She is also well versed in the effective implementation of passive and active design strategies, supported by novel digital technologies. At SOM, Mina is responsible for driving transformational change, embracing multi-disciplinary research and collaboration with others to deliver sustainable design solutions that yield long-term environmental, societal and cost benefits.

David Partridge, Senior Partner at Argent LLP and Chair of the Board of Trustees at UKGBC said:

“I am very pleased to welcome Mina to UKGBC’s Board of Trustees. She is actively involved with a wide range of excellent sustainability initiatives across the built environment industry and I’m sure she will be a great asset to the Board.”

“We recognise the vital importance of bringing fresh perspectives to the Board to ensure we remain at the forefront of progressive thinking in the industry. We hope other built environment organisations will follow our lead in opening up their governance structure to influence from the next generation of leaders whose insight will be vital as our industry ramps up efforts to address the climate crisis.”

Mina Hasman, Associate at SOM said:

“I am honoured to be appointed to UKGBC’s Board of Trustees, and help shape the future of our industry – in a collective, innovative and impactful manner – against the volatility faced in our world.”

This moment also sees the two-year appointment of another future leader come to an end. The Board of Trustees wish to extend their thanks to Balfour Beatty’s Claire Battles, who steps down from the board at this juncture.