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The School is governed by a board of elected Partner representatives with Shaun McCarthy as the independent chair.

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The School is governed by a board of elected Partner representatives with Shaun McCarthy OBE as the independent chair. The Board is responsible for the fiscal governance and strategic direction of the School. When required, the Board will consult expert advisors on matters such as training, media and communications and legal services.

The Board is accountable to the Partners through its Annual General Meeting and follows a business plan governing document. The School’s delivery partner Action Sustainability prepares the business plan annually, in consultation with the Board and then it is approved at the Annual General Meeting every May.


The School is a legally binding partnership but not a legal entity.

Our Partners sign a constitution setting out the principles and practices of the School. This includes schedules outlining Partner commitments and rights, according to the type of Partnership agreed. Partners participate in the day-to-day development and management of the School through our Leadership Groups.

Our Partners

Board Members – Independent Chair

Shaun McCarthy OBE is the independent chair of the School Board.

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Partner-elected Board Members

View our elected board members, their profiles and their reasons for joining the School governance board.

Mandy Messenger
Managing Director
Advanté Limited
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Aled Williams
Executive Director: Innovation & Partnerships
University College of Estate Management
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Ben Stone
Head of Environmental Sustainability
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Dale Turner
Director of Procurement and Supply Chain
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Dan Evans
Chief Executive
Speedy Services
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Graham Edgell
Director of Procurement and Sustainability
Morgan Sindall Group
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Jo Gilroy
Group Sustainability Director
Balfour Beatty
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Julia Barrett
Chief Sustainability & Compliance Officer
Willmott Dixon
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Andrew Spencer
Group Supply & Procurement Director
Galliford Try
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Marcus Bennett
Head of Analysis & Forecasting
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Board Meeting Notes

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