Jacqueline Gibson, Director

Jacqueline Gibson, Director

Jacqueline is the Director for International Synergies Northern Ireland and is a key player in the evolution of our growing carbon zero delivery service across the region.  She has been involved with the project since 2008, spearheading recycled aggregate and construction material reuse in roads and large NHS healthcare projects. With 20 years’ experience in the sustainability sector, she has used her drive and vision to embed sustainable development goals across Government, Private Business and the NGO sector.

She was the 1st Sustainability Coordinator appointment across the UK construction and Housing Association sector (gaining four Most Sustainable Building awards), assessed the 1st joint Passivhaus and BREEAM project in the UK, shaped the UK Social Value Act, and helped Blenheim Palace become the 1st Landed Estate in the UK to declare a Climate Emergency, phase out single use plastics and become Carbon Neutral by 2027.

Her international experience includes managing HSBC’s Global Water Framework, with three delivery partners (WWF, Water Aid and Earthtrust), managing Scope 3 emissions and ethical Supply Chain management for Manchester United Plc, developing ecotourism codes from Slovenia to Yalta Palaces and the World’s Largest Copper Mine (with its surrounding Wildlife Reserve) in Zambia.

She recently developed the 1st sustainability strategy (with 100 year+ actions) for any UK or Irish Port, and secured European funding to demonstrate a hydrogen project and 1st use of HVO fuels in the region.  She has lectured on the Training Better Leaders Masters degree, University of Oxford, was a monthly guest on BBC Radio, and presented to Welsh Assembly, NI Assembly and Westminster championing the climate agenda.  She is committed to supporting any organisation across NI to get on the Green Journey and reach Net Zero Emissions by 2030!