Dr Andrew Minson, Executive Director for the Concrete Centre and British Precast, has been chosen as the Concrete and Sustainable Construction Director of the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA). The role will commence in January 2019.
Minson will join the GCCA from the Mineral Products Association. Minson will be a member of the GCCA’s executive team, reporting to Chief Executive Benjamin Sporton and leading the GCCA’s promotion of the sustainability value of concrete in the future of construction. This work includes improving understanding of the lifecycle of concrete, as well as its role in the circular economy. With the aim of developing new global sustainability guidelines for concrete, Minson will also lead work with industry partners.
Throughout his career, Minson has gained a detailed knowledge of the construction industry, sustainability, and the ways in which the concrete sector can play a positive role both now and in the future. He led the Concrete Industry Sustainable Construction Strategy for the UK from 2009 and is a published co-author of Sustainable Concrete Solutions. Holding a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Queensland, Minson continued his studies on a Rhodes Scholarship at the University of Oxford. Finally, Minson is a fellow both of the Institution of Structural Engineers and the Institution of Civil Engineers.
“Andrew’s broad experience and expertise will be essential to the GCCA as he leads our work to achieve global recognition of concrete as the sustainable building material of choice,” said Benjamin Sporton, Chief Executive-designate of the GCCA. “We are excited to have Andrew take on this leading role in our organisation.”
“I am delighted to be taking on this role at the GCCA, working in a sector which contributes so much to a safe, resilient, and resource-efficient built environment,” said Minson. “Concrete as a material is so versatile and has such a range of inherent performance benefits that it can be used by the construction industry to deliver great projects. I look forward to bringing together best practice from around the world with the latest thinking to show how concrete can lead to the best sustainable outcomes for society.”
The GCCA executive team will be completed shorty, with the announcement of a new Communications and Policy Director expected soon.
The GCCA launched in January 2018, dedicated to developing and strengthening the sector’s contribution to sustainable construction.
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