Jason Longhurst

Interim Director of Place, Bradford Metropolitan District Council Chair and CEO UK Business Council for Sustainable Development

Jason is interim Director of Place, with the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, leading the authority’s response to pandemic impacts, defining a clean growth recovery plan centred on green recovery, enviro-economic growth and delivering the first national testbed location for net-zero development.

Chair and CEO of UKBCSD, Jason is also a NED advising Clean Growth and Sustainable Development SME innovation companies shaping Net-Zero and Green Economy in the UK. He held a number of Director/Board positions in both public and private sector organisations including regional development agency, county and unitary bodies, driving leading growth, investment and sustainable development projects. 

These include national growth programmes unlocking the Humber Energy Bank (offshore energy) and Oxford to Cambridge (OxCamb) Growth Corridor and now the City of Bradford Clean Growth recovery project. Currently chairs the South East Consortium Housing Sector Workgroup Zero Carbon Challenge, sits on the UK Business Group Alliance for Net Zero and SME Net Zero Working Group for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), and chairs UKBCSD Mainstreaming SDGs Board. 

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