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Anna Baker

Head of Sustainability, Sir Robert McAlpine

Professional background and skills

Technical

  • Extensive experience as a Sustainability Manager for both client and main contractors
  • Delivered ODA’s Sustainable Development Strategy for the Olympic Stadium
  • Up skilling project teams and supply chain to achieve demanding sustainable design and construction requirements
  • Development of strategy, guidance and reporting tools for construction materials.

Business

  • Key member of the Sustainability Strategy Development and Delivery Team
    which has successfully met 75% of targets set in the last quarter
  • Developing and delivering SRM’s Sustainable Procurement Roadmap
  • Development of the first SRM Procurement Strategy which required Board
    and Operation Group approval, this includes aspects such as the prompt
    payment code and the UN Global Compact for our supply chain
  • Implementation of SRM’s Procurement Strategy including aspects such as
    supply chain diversity and ethical procurement requirements
  • Delivery of a two stage prequalification process for SRM using tools such as
    Achilles and Constructionline to assess all aspects of supply chain
    competence
  • Development of a score card to assess our sub-contractors

Industry influence

  • Established strong working relationships with key industry suppliers
  • Regular speaker at conferences, strategic forums and project steering groups including Ecobuild, TimberExpo
  • Member of industry groups including, GiB, UKCG, CIRIA
  • CIOB Sir Ian Dixon Scholarship researching the topic of ‘How effective are contract clauses in securing sustainable outcomes?’ – completed the scholarship in 2013/14 and now sits on the CIOB Scholarship committee

Other relevant information

  • In depth understanding and involvement with the School from its inception having persuaded the SRM Operations Group to join as a founding member and funding partner
  • Balanced knowledge of sustainability and procurement aspects of construction
  • Diverse network of contacts within the built environment and civil engineering community, enabling me to be a key influencer
  • Experienced in enabling change management within a business during a difficult economic period
  • Passionate, dedicated and innovative industry leader