Professor Peter Madden OBE

Board Counsellor

Peter was appointed as Board Counsellor on 1 January 2014 and reappointed on 1 January 2018.

Key strengths

  • Sustainability
  • Urban innovation
  • Digital transformation


Peter is Professor of City Futures at Cardiff University, Chair of Building with Nature, and Founder Director of Ecovivid. Previously he was CEO of Future Cities Catapult, a global centre of excellence on urban innovation, Chief Executive of Forum for the Future, a sustainability non-profit organisation, Head of Policy at the Environment Agency, and Director of Green Alliance. He was awarded an OBE in 2014 for services to environmental protection and sustainable development. Previous Board roles have included the Smart London Board, London Sustainability Exchange, South West Regional Development Agency and Groundwork UK.

External appointments

Peter is on the Board of Bristol Energy, a Fellow of Cardiff University Data  Innovation Research Institute, and a member of Ingersoll Rand’s Advisory Council.

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