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Gillian Charlesworth

BRE Group, Chief Executive

As BRE Group’s Chief Executive, Gillian is responsible for the organisation’s strategy, culture and performance. She is passionate about the importance and potential of the built environment in supporting sustainable, vibrant and productive life on the planet. She aims to be a responsible leader, choosing to work in purpose-led organisations, and has held roles in the UK civil service and various professional bodies.

Listed in Kind Leadership, 50 Leading Lights UK 2018,  Gillian believes that leading with kindness – by which she means respect, honesty, empathy, inclusivity and fairness – motivates people to do their best every day and strive for results, producing long-term success for both organisations and individuals. In addition to leading BRE, she mentors a wide range of women in the construction sector, as her contribution to achieving a more diverse – and therefore successful – industry.