John Alker

Campaign and Policy Director
UK Green Building Council (UKGBC)


John Alker is Campaign & Policy Director at UK-GBC, where he leads the organisation’s advocacy strategy, working with both government and the private sector through its campaigns and major projects.

This includes leading UK-GBC's growing programme of work on cities, bringing city policy-makers together with industry to catalyse sustainable place-making. He authored WorldGBC’s high profile 2014 report on health and wellbeing in offices, and sits on the global steering committee of the Better Places for People campaign as well as leading UK-GBC's own work on this fast-evolving topic.

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. He has also previously worked as an MP's researcher in the House of Commons and in commercial public affairs.