Tom Keighley

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Skanska boss appointed Co-Chair of Green Construction Board

The boss of multinational construction and development firm Skanska has been appointed as the new Co-Chair of the Green Construction Board (GCB).

Mike Putnam, president and CEO of the Swedish firm, will join Business Minister Mark Prisk as Co-Chair of the Board, which is taking a unified approach to the problems facing the industry, providing strategic leadership on key issues and identifying steps to promote UK green construction.

Mr Putnam replaces Dan Labbad, who has relocated to Australia following his appointment as Lend Lease Group CEO.

Mr Prisk said: “I’m pleased to welcome Mike to the role of industry Co-Chair of the Board. Having been committed to the Board since its beginning, he is a valued member of the team who has vast construction experience that makes him ideal for the role.

“We have a busy agenda over the coming months. For example, we will be working to publish the final version of our Routemap, and developing guidance for construction businesses to show the top twenty steps they should take to green their operations.

“I know that Mike will offer both the invaluable insight and strategic direction required to lead the Board through the times ahead.”

Mike Putnam said: “I am honoured to have been asked to take on this role. I strongly believe that the construction industry has a major part to play in the green agenda, the result of which will also be good for the green economy.

“The Green Construction Board provides a unique opportunity for Government and industry to work together in a collaborative approach to deliver the strong leadership that is vital to success.

“I will personally champion this and work with my fellow trustees to drive change for the longer term benefit.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Tom Keighley .

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