Julie Hirigoyen is taking up the reins of the industry-backed charity UK Green Building Council (UKGBC).
Currently UK Head of Sustainability for international property consultants JLL, she will replace outgoing Chief Executive Paul King in April 2015.
Director of Policy and Communications John Alker will hold the fort until then, as King steps down at the end of January.
Hirigoyen said she is “thrilled” to get the post, adding: “We’ve come a long way over the past decade, with sustainability now a mainstream concern for many organisations involved in the built environment. The next step requires mass uptake of sustainability solutions across the entire property lifecycle, breaking down silos and deploying systems-thinking to achieve radical change.”
Previously she was Managing Director and founding partner of Upstream, a leading sustainability strategy consultancy which was acquired by JLL in 2007.