People Paul Toyne

Sustainability Leader, Principal

Dr Paul Toyne has a diverse background, having worked all over the world as an environmental campaigner, conservationist and sustainable built environment specialist. Within the fields of property and construction, he has held Group Sustainability and Environment Director roles at LendLease, WSP and Balfour Beatty. His project experience includes all elements of the built environment, from flagship buildings and developments to infrastructure. Paul is a London Sustainable Development Commissioner appointed by the Mayor of London in 2010 and a member of the UK Government Green Construction Board’s infrastructure working group.

He is also a non-executive director and independent advisor to business and government including clients such as Volvo, Polypipe, Anglian Water, Skanska and Cory Riverside Energy. From 2010 until 2018, he was chair of the sustainability group at Constructing Excellence.

Paul has a PhD from Imperial College London and is a fellow at both the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment and the Royal Society of the Arts. He also has a species of butterfly, one of several he has discovered, named after him.