The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has today appointed Arup’s Jerome Frost OBE and Landsec’s Diana Breeze to its Board of Trustees. The appointments were confirmed during UKGBC’s AGM, which also featured the launch of the charity’s Annual Report, detailing the scale of its impact over the previous year.

Jerome Frost OBE heads up Arup’s consulting practice in the UK, India, Middle East and Africa and is the firm’s Global Cities Leader. He has a wealth of experience in design, planning and urban regeneration in both the public and private sectors and was previously Head of Design and Regeneration for the Olympic Delivery Authority. In 2012, he was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in recognition of his commitment to regeneration.

Diana Breeze is Group Human Resources Director at Landsec. She brings with her over 25 years’ of HR and organisational consulting experience, having held a number of senior HR roles at J Sainsbury plc, and the Human Capital practice of Accenture. Diana is also a non-executive board member of HM Land Registry and a member of the Business Leaders’ Council of TeachFirst, the educational charity.

Jerome and Diana join the unique group of high-calibre leaders from across the UK construction and property industry which make up UKGBC’s Board of Trustees. The Board is responsible for overseeing the governance of UKGBC and providing counsel on its strategic direction.

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

“I am very pleased to welcome Diana and Jerome to UKGBC’s Board of Trustees. They bring with them a wealth of experience that will be invaluable in assisting UKGBC realise its vision for a sustainable built environment.

Their appointments come at an exciting time for UKGBC as the organisation moves into its second decade, with an ambition to scale up its influence and impact across the whole real estate sector.”

Jerome Frost OBE, Director, Leader of UKIMEA Consulting and Global Cities Leader at Arup said: 

“I am delighted to be joining the UKGBC Board of Trustees at what feels like a pivotal moment in our understanding of the role cities can play in restoring and preserving the balance between our built and natural environments. I hope I can bring some additional international experience and help UKGBC export its expert knowledge globally.”

Diana Breeze, Group Human Resources Director at Landsec said:

“In order to embrace sustainability, our industry will have to embed a whole range of new skills and leadership capabilities. The UK Green Building Council has a key role to play in this, and is already delivering impactful learning opportunities for professionals right across the built environment spectrum. I am therefore delighted to be joining the Board of Trustees.”

Drawing highlights from what has been an outstanding year for UKGBC, the Annual Report captures the scope of the charity’s impact – affecting change across property and construction professionals, business, built places and the sector as a whole. Highlights include:

  • The release of major research reports, including Delivering Low Carbon Infrastructure and Capturing the Value of Sustainability
  • The launch of UKGBC’s Cities Programme, engaging with almost 30 local and combined authorities
  • Increased public affairs profile, with more opportunities for member involvement in policy and advocacy
  • Delivery of 41 learning events to over 3,500 professionals, with 95% reporting an increase in knowledge

See our full board of trustees here.

And read our Annual Report here.