Chris Hopkins, managing director of Ploughcroft, has been selected to join the Green Construction Board as one of the representatives of the SME sector.
The Green Construction Board was formed to oversee delivery of the Government’s Low Carbon Action Plan and promote sustainable business opportunities and economic growth in the environmental sector.
The Board has been designed to provide strategic leadership on key issues and promote the UK’s excellence in green construction.
Mr Hopkins’ new role on the Green Construction Board Membership will see him representing the interests of SMEs, a sector that has a critical part to play in delivering the government’s carbon reduction commitments through sustainable economic growth.
He will work as part of the board’s Knowledge and Skills working group, based on his expertise in designing and delivering training courses within the renewables sector.
The Green Construction Board is co-chaired by business minister Mark Prisk and Lend Lease chief executive Dan Labbad.
It aims to challenge the decision making processes on green technologies both in business and in Government, as well as looking to maximise the benefit of wider opportunities for growth within the renewable sector.
The Board is representative of the construction sector as a whole, with members including large corporates, professional services firms such as architects and insurers, as well as main contractors, property agents and building service engineers.
Mr Prisk said: “I am pleased to welcome Chris to the Green Construction Board. The Board and its working groups are instrumental in taking forward the UK’s low carbon agenda, and Chris will bring further experience and insight that will help us achieve our green objectives.”