Julie Hirigoyen

Non-executive director

Julie Hirigoyen is a non-executive director at Willmott Dixon Holdings Ltd. She is also the CEO at UKGBC, which represents the building industry’s voice in striving for a low carbon economy through transformational change.

Julie has been the UKGBC’s CEO since 2015, and has been credited with transforming its strategy into a more member-focused, holistic sustainability agenda with a strong focus on impact measurement.

Recent UKGBC achievements include galvanizing industry support for a net zero carbon legislative target in 2019, convening industry consensus around definitions of net zero carbon buildings and circular construction, and influencing government policy at both national and local levels on a range of impact areas including net zero carbon, biodiversity net gain, climate resilience, and waste and resources strategy.

Julie is also a Trustee of the purpose-driven charity Blueprint for Better Business. A former Commissioner of the London Sustainable Development Commission, she also Chairs the Igloo Footprint Advisory Board, and sits on Grimshaw’s Stewardship Group. She is currently also a member of the Government’s Net Zero Buildings Council.

Julie is the recipient of UCEM’s 2021 Property Award and in December 2019 was named one of three best persons of the decade by Property Week.