Dr Shamir Ghumra

Dr Shamir Ghumra, Director; Centre for Sustainable Products, BRE

Dr Ghumra is leading on the BRE work relating to Ethical Labour sourcing challenges in the construction sector

He has an Engineering Doctorate from Loughborough University and is an Associate member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment.

Shamir is also a Fellow of the Institute of Quarrying. Dr Ghumra is a unique individual who; has first-hand site experience with heavy plant; years of commercial acumen as a territory sales manager and held a senior management position as Head of Sustainability at Aggregate Industries (turnover in excess of £1bn and part of the Lafarge Holcim Group) from 2010 to 2014.

As Director at BRE Dr Ghumra is well connected to both industry and academia. Dr Ghumra is well respected through many industry associations including the Construction Products Association, Build UK, Mineral Products Association, and Council for Aluminium in Building, Flooring Alliance and the Supply Chain Sustainability School. Dr Ghumra also represents the UK on European Committee standards relating to sustainability in the built environment.


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