Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection.
Because our ambition at Saint-Gobain is to continuously enhance our position as the reference for Sustainable Habitat, actively participating in several local Green Building Councils is an integral part of our strategy.
We believe that those partnerships are a unique occasion to share Saint-Gobain’s expertise in sustainable construction at a global level, while recognizing each country’s specific characteristics. This is also a great opportunity to diffuse and encourage the good practices in the building industry.
Saint-Gobain is also a WorldGBC Europe Regional Network Partner as well as a Corporate Advisory Board member.
Saint-Gobain’s CAB representative, Peter Hindle MBE, is the Senior Vice-President in charge of Sustainable Habitat and the General Delegate for Saint-Gobain in the UK, Ireland and South Africa.
Peter Hindle MBE, a man steeped in our industry: his career spans four decades, covering the independent merchant, the growing national merchant and now the global merchant as a key senior executive of Saint-Gobain.
Peter has the unique vantage point of historical understanding of our roots, the way the industry operates; our customers’ needs, wants and desires; the evolution of our industry as it finds itself today at a stage of significant change as the e-revolution gathers momentum offering risks and opportunities.
Peter carries the determination, dedication and will to win from his early days as a professional cyclist into his business career. The same qualities have carried him from the first rung on our industry ladder, through the management ranks of Jewson to be the MD of that business for 12 years, leading its growth and development and transition to become a key part of the global business Saint-Gobain.
A sign of his leadership quality and experience was his appointment to be the head of Saint-Gobain in the UK, Ireland and South Africa; a multi national enterprise of 20,000 people, covering all of Saint-Gobain’s operations and representing around 10% of the Group’s turnover.
In September 2013, Peter was made Senior Vice President, Sustainable Habitat for Compagnie de Saint-Gobain, whilst retaining his position as General Delegate, Saint-Gobain UK, Ireland and South Africa.
He has developed himself: in the industry as a member of the Institute of Wood Science and as a leader with Cranfield University. He has extended his links with Cranfield and is now an elected board member of the Cranfield School of Management Advisory Board.
His work in the industry and championing of the development and support of others has lead to two significant accolades: an MBE in 2009 for his services to the Building Industry and Charity and in February 2012, Peter was made an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Birmingham City University, in recognition of his outstanding business achievements, charitable work through the Together programme, which has now raised over £2 million, and ongoing support for Birmingham City Business School. In November 2013, Peter was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the BMN Awards in London.
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