John Alker is the Director of Policy and Communications at the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC). He leads on programme strategy, policy, government relations, campaigns and communications, and led the development of UK-GBC’s current three-year strategic plan. John regularly works in conjunction with WorldGBC and authored the high profile 2014 global report Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Offices: The next chapter for green building.
Prior to joining UK-GBC shortly after its launch in 2007, John led political communications on the EU Emissions Trading Scheme and sustainable homes campaign for the environmental charity WWF-UK, where he managed the famous trip to the Arctic with David Cameron. He has also previously worked as an MP’s researcher and speech-writer in the House of Commons and in commercial public affairs.