About Martin Ballard

An environmental and performance leader in the built environment, with delivery of legal assurance and risk-based performance improvement.

United Kingdom

Martin Ballard

Group Environment Manager, Willmott Dixon Holdings

Martin is an environmental sustainability professional and performance improvement leader in built environment construction, maintenance and asset management. He has experience of delivering on waste, water, and carbon reduction, as well as strategic stakeholder and supply chain engagement, for example on biodiversity, surface water and sustainable urban drainage controls. Martin has worked with the Biodiversity Industry Group (BIG) since 2012 and has actively collaborated for an integrated approach for biodiversity in the built environment, as well as recognition of the positive part that developers and constructors play for biodiversity mitigation and enhancement.

Martin leads Willmott Dixon’s environmental sustainability team on legal assurance, environmental protection and promotion of environmental improvements for risk mitigation, assisting the business with best practice to perform to company targets. He is responsible for the Group’s ISO14001:2015 environmental management system. Martin has chaired the industry’s Water Task Group and the BIG Biodiversity Challenge awards selection panel.

Martin began his career in pollution prevention and inspectorate roles with the National Rivers Authority and Environment Agency, before joining Anglian Water where he held operational, asset investment and supply chain performance roles. Environmental improvement and sustainability enhancement has been core to his career across the utility and built environment. He is a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv), IEMA member (MIEMA) and Chartered Manager (CMgr), with degree in Biology at Southampton University, where he studied ecological sciences and oceanographic systems.

Martin can be contacted at [email protected] or on 07772137594.