George Martin


George is Professor of Low Impact and Sustainable Buildings and the External Affairs Director at the Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Building at Coventry University. Until 2012 he was Head of Sustainability with Willmott Dixon Construction’s Re-Thinking Business Unit, an initiative aiming to deliver sustainable buildings for all sectors. George is also an Associate of the UK’s leading sustainable development charity Forum for the Future. He has previously been a Non-Executive Director of The Academy for Sustainable Communities, a member of both the Sustainability Forum and the Sustainable Procurement Task Force and an Interim Board member of the UK Green Building Council.

Prior to these appointments, he was Director of Sustainability at BRE where he worked closely with Government on their policy for sustainable housing; worked with Jonathan Porritt at Forum for the Future, where George became an advocate for pioneering sustainability work with the corporate sector; and at Tarmac where he was Director of Environment for Tarmac Construction Services (now Carillion) and Managing Director of Stanger Science and Environment.