MJ Gleeson appoints first Group Sustainability Manager

MJ Gleeson, the UK’s leading affordable homes housebuilder and land promoter, is delighted to announce the appointment of Matthew Gibb as its first Group Sustainability Manager.

In this role, Matthew will be working closely with internal and external stakeholders at Gleeson to fast-track the implementation of the Company’s sustainability priorities, strategy and approach, particularly working to minimise Gleeson’s environmental impact with a focus on developing a pathway towards a carbon net zero future. Matthew will be charged with ensuring that Gleeson’s sustainability culture is embedded across the Group, contributing to more sustainable returns and value for all of its stakeholders into the future.

Matthew has extensive experience supporting companies with their ESG credentials and commitments. He has worked directly in the fields of environment and sustainability for almost a decade, having become Group Environment and Water Manager at Marshalls plc, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers in the building materials sector, in 2014, a position he held for six years. Here he supported the delivery of Marshalls’ environmental and wider sustainability objectives, as well as the training of its management teams and communications across all business functions.

Matthew was later named Environment and Sustainability Manager at KeolisAmey Metrolink, a partnership between Keolis and Amey which operates and maintains the Greater Manchester Metrolink tram system, on behalf of their client, Transport for Greater Manchester. Here he was responsible for establishing the group’s sustainability strategy, including its alignment to the 10 Principles of United Nations Global Compact and roadmap towards achieving material UN Sustainable Development Goals.  

James Thomson, Chief Executive Officer at MJ Gleeson, commented:  

“I am delighted to welcome Matthew to MJ Gleeson as our first ever Group Sustainability Manager. This represents a significant milestone for Gleeson and solidifies our long-established commitment to operating sustainability and in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goal of providing safe and affordable housing for those who most need it. Following a thorough recruitment process, we are very confident that Matthew is the right person to drive our sustainability performance forwards, and he has my and the Board’s full support in his new role.”

Matthew Gibb, Group Sustainability Manager at MJ Gleeson, added:

”I have long admired MJ Gleeson, its ethos and commitment to building affordable homes. The Group’s social purpose is central to everything it does, and I am very much looking forward to contributing to its exciting future growth and developing its sustainability story.