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Martin Gettings

Head of Sustainability, Canary Wharf Group

Professional background and skills

  • A 30-year career in the built environment
  • 15 years in project delivery, progressing from site engineer to project manager
  • 15 years environmental management and corporate leadership, culminating in current position as Canary Wharf Group Head of Sustainability
  • Chartered Environmentalist and Full Member of IEMA, a background in engineering, construction management, design and business improvement, with a proven track record for establishing complex systems in very challenging environments; a strong sense of project ownership, responsibility and delivery; a belief that together, we can make a difference, meaningful real and lasting change, but above all, a tenacious, passionate and forward-thinking leadership style, with emphasis on collaboration and teamwork
  • Inspiring speaker and communicator

Industry influence

  • Presenter and Faculty for Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership
  • Top 100 Modern Slavery Influencer
  • Considerate Constructors’ Scheme Client Partner, UltraSite initiative founder and Partner Foundation Group member
  • UK Green Building Council Gold Leaf Member Leaders Network, Change Accelerator and Innovation Lab Lead Partner
  • IEMA Corporate Member, Practitioner Application Reviewer, Built Environment Chapter Founder (discussions in progress)
  • Worshipful Company Constructors (membership acceptance in progress) Ecobuild/Futurebuild 2019 steering committee member
  • Edie Leaders Club Member
  • RE100 Member
  • Level39 Smart City vertical, mentor and advisor

Other relevant information

  • Global Sustainability Development Goal Awards Judge
  • Construction News Specialists Awards Judge
  • Delivered ten FSC Project Certificates and hosted FSC AGM 2018
  • Global Reporting Initiative CWG Case Study 20 years of GRI
  • Created the UltraSite initiative in conjunction with the Considerate Constructors’ Scheme, which was developed to improve standards across the supply chain and wider construction sector
  • Over 11,000 LinkedIn connections, very active on social media