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James Ford

James Ford

Director and Lead, Climate Business Unit, Hoare Lea

James Ford, a member of the executive team at built environment consultants Hoare Lea, leads the Climate Business Unit and Product & Innovation teams.

As a leader at Hoare Lea, he is personally committed to truly transforming the built environment industry’s response to the climate crisis - the greatest challenge of our time. In his role with the Product & Innovation teams, he activates and empowers innovation and problem solving across Hoare Lea, as well as its global parent company Tetra Tech, and the industry itself, to move beyond what we think is possible.

The Climate Business Unit James heads up at Hoare Lea provides industry leading consultancy to exceed clients’ ever more ambitious sustainability goals, overcome utilities and energy infrastructure challenges, and embed value-driven emerging product and innovation advancements into the organisation.

James is embedding net zero carbon thinking throughout the consultancy practices at Hoare Lea and into every aspect of its operations. He empowers the next generation of sustainability leaders so that the industry has the best people to evolve and advance the steps achieved so far.