Galliford Try appoints Low Carbon Lead

Topic Sustainability, People

Date 03 Dec 2021

Galliford Try, one of the UK’s leading construction groups, has created the new role of Low Carbon Construction Lead as it develops its capabilities in helping clients to lower whole-life carbon from their projects, marking a significant step in the Group’s decarbonisation activities and towards its net zero targets, as it delivers its Sustainable Growth Strategy.

Poppy Parsons moves from the role of Senior Design Manager at Galliford Try, building on the appointment of Phil Tompkins as Director of Risk & Sustainability, earlier this year. Poppy was the lead author of a recent study by the business to demonstrate the possibility of creating a net zero carbon school that met the Department for Education guidelines.

In her new role, Poppy will focus on how Galliford Try designs, builds and maintains low carbon infrastructure and buildings through selection of materials and construction methodologies, operational energy consumption and, where relevant, end-of-life decommissioning, working closely with clients, designers, supply chain and clients.

Commenting on her appointment, Bill Hocking, Chief Executive of Galliford Try, said: “Poppy’s background in design management and knowledge of our business gives her an excellent footing for this new role and is a mark of the strength of our team that we have been able to make this appointment from within our own business. It’s an exciting future as the decarbonisation of our own business and the built environment becomes very real and I look forward to gaining further momentum in this area as we deliver our Sustainable Growth Strategy.”