Board Members

  • Carl Brook, Managing Agents Partnership Chairman

    Head of Sustainability, M J Mapp

    Carl has worked in the sustainability sector for 16 years with the last 9 years spent working in commercial real estate.  He is currently Head of Sustainability at M J Mapp where he leads on the integration of sustainable business practice into the company’s corporate strategy as well as the development of sustainability as a core property management service.  His work is centred on the need to ensure knowledge of sustainability is a core competence for those working in property management both in terms of the risks and the opportunities it presents to owners, investors and managers of commercial property.  Prior to joining M J Mapp Carl worked for 7 years at Hammerson where he was responsible for the setting, and delivery, of environmental objectives across the operational portfolio and transferring learning to inform the design of new developments.  Carl has been actively involved with the Better Buildings Partnership since his time at Hammerson and now, in his role at M J Mapp, is chairing the Managing Agents Partnership.

  • Lizzie Jones

    Sustainability Manager, Savills

    Lizzie Jones is the Sustainability Manager for Savills (UK) Ltd, she also leads the Sustainability department within the Savills property management division. Lizzie supports a European portfolio of over 2,500 properties, working with 400 clients to manage property obsolescence and improve the environmental efficiency of Savills managed properties. Her team ultimately aims to raise the bar on environmental management to create more responsible, sustainable properties. Lizzie also chairs Savills corporate sustainability and CSR committee, having responsibility for the environmental performance of Savills extensive office network.

    Lizzie represents Savills on a number of external committees including the MAP Better Buildings Partnership and the UKGBC. Lizzie has over 11 years environmental and sustainability experience gained at Land Securities, AECOM, PRP Architects and AMEC. Lizzie has a BSc Environmental Science and MSc in Clean Technology both from Newcastle upon Tyne.

  • David Goatman

    Head of Sustainability, Knight Frank LLP

    David is a Partner and Head of Energy and Sustainability at Knight Frank LLP, the largest privately owned real estate consultancy in the world. David oversees a team based in London working across a wide range of energy and sustainability consultancy instructions, projects, and transactions. In addition David is Senior Advisor to the Climate-KIC Urban Transitions theme, Europe’s largest public-private climate innovation partnership, and a member of the RICS Sustainability and Valuation group.

    Prior to joining Knight Frank David was Senior Sustainable Development Manager at the London 2012 Olympics, with specific responsibility for legacy. Prior to London 2012 David was Principal of the Mouchel Plc Carbon Projects business. David started his career working on large commercial and mixed use developments in London for leading Development Manager M3 Consulting.

  • Vicky Cotten

    Environmental Director, Workman

    Vicky is responsible for all aspects of environmental reporting at Workman, from client’s and their portfolios to the firm’s own activities and is also responsible for the management and implementation of various environmental strategies across the client portfolio, working closely with clients to review risk associated with these.

    Passionate about her profession and highly skilled, Vicky seeks opportunities at property and portfolio level to reduce energy, water and waste consumption, ensuring an embedded understanding of the processes and opportunities to achieve the set targets. This extends to overseeing training for on-site teams, Property Managers and Facilities Management teams to ensure a thorough understanding of processes, systems and legislative requirements.   

    Having previously spent 14 years as a Property Manager prior to her current role, Vicky is able to take a pragmatic and commercial approach when advising on energy, water and waste reporting for benchmarking, CRC and ESOS, MEES and SEEP.  

  • Jonathan Gibson

    Head of Sustainability, Avison Young

    Jon is Head of Sustainability at Avison Young with oversight for Avison Young’s CR strategy and sustainability services. He advises investment managers, REITs and private equity companies on responsible property investment strategy, with a focus on embedding RPI strategies into existing business models to manage risk and to identify opportunities to add value. Jon is a Chartered Surveyor (MRICS) gaining over 9 years’ experience at CBRE and Lothbury Investment Management, during which time he was responsible for development as well as asset and fund management for a prime balanced UK portfolio. In 2007 he qualified as a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv), before making a full time move into sustainability consulting at JLL’s Upstream in 2011. Jon is a regular industry speaker on Responsible Property Investment (RPI) and contributes on related issues via the property trade press and blogs. He is an active member of the UK-GBC, presenting at workshops, briefing seminars and bespoke training and sits on the Sustainability Committee of the British Property Federation (BPF).

  • Andries Van der Walt

    Head of Sustainability, JLL

    Andries Van der Walt is a Director at JLL and Head of Sustainability for Property and Asset Management. He is responsible for all aspects of the sustainability strategy and delivery as part of JLL’s property management offer. Andries joined JLL at the beginning of August 2016, but has more than 17 years’ experience in his field, the last 11 of which have been in commercial real estate. Before joining JLL, Andries was Head of Sustainability at Cushman & Wakefield.