Management Board

Chris was the Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Building until May 2019 and in 2017 he received an OBE for services to the ‘Construction Industry and Government. Chris has extensive experience in campaigns and initiatives aimed at and successfully improving standards in the construction industry, including helping set up Trustmark – the only government endorsed scheme for consumer protection – with the DTI and a number of trade bodies. 

At SECBE, Chris is interested in promoting the awareness and adoption of CLOCS (Construction Logistics and Community Safety) across the industry.

Ian is a Chartered Civil Engineer, Registered European Engineer, Registered PRINCE2 Practitioner, Member of the Association for Project Management and a Member of the Institute of Directors. His early career was spent in design and delivery of major infrastructure projects before a passion for Project Management led him into delivery of programmes of work for central and local government, the NHS and the commercial sector. Ian is responsible for developing business in the public sector, particularly health, education, residential and heritage. He also leads on Artelia’s Project Management Excellence initiative which has taken the company to Accredited status of the APM for its Project Management Development Programme. Ian runs Artelia’s Graduate Recruitment Programme, which targets not just graduates but technical apprentices too, and is mentoring a new generation of project managers and industry leaders, helping them gain Chartered Project Professional status.

Natasha Baum

Natasha has extensive experience in both developed and emerging markets within the construction industry, having delivered projects in the UK, Russia and former CIS. Natasha is currently delivering preconstruction project management services for Design and Build projects across Public and Private Sectors. 

Natasha is keen to raise awareness and promote the construction industry to younger people to bridge the skill shortage gap. She is also an active Women in Construction ambassador working on promoting inclusion and diversity within the industry.

Malcolm joined Baxall as a Contracts Manager in 1986 where he was instrumental in the successful management and delivery of multiple education, high quality residential and commercial projects. Within a year, Malcolm was promoted to Contracts Director and Managing Director thereafter, having since developed the role above and beyond a headship function. As a well-known and respected name across the industry, Malcolm was a key figure with the National Federation of Builders (NFB) with whom he has progressed from local membership to National Chairman. His active involvement has included representation at National and European Government levels and ongoing support for SMEs and localism.

Millie Demol’s career at Willmott Dixon started at 18. Initially joining the company to take on work experience, she became permanent when she joined the company’s management trainee programme in September 2012. Millie’s potential and enthusiasm for the industry was apparent and her enthusiasm for construction, particularly design, led her to undertake a part-time degree at London South Bank University, studying commercial management and graduating with a 1st in 2017.

Millie is helping to address the construction skills gap. She is promoting careers in construction by regularly speaking at schools, events, exhibitions and other platforms to spread the message. Millie works closely with trainees and has recently become a mentor.

Millie was the winner of the G4C Future Leader Award at the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2020.

Kevin is an experienced construction logistics professional, committed to the development of new techniques and the adoption of main stream logistics practices to promote safety and efficiencies. He was the first known Traffic Manager within the Construction Logistics sector and the first to become a qualified Traffic Engineer to drive the adoption of highway engineering practices to the temporary construction site environment, providing technically proven site level planning. Kevin is originator and author of the CITB operated ‘Take Control Vehicle Marshall’ course and author of the original ‘High Speed Two Construction Logistics Strategy’ and is also an active member of the CLOCS Working Group, Construction Logistics Improvement Group and CILT Construction Supply Chain Forum.

Steven is a chartered electrical engineer and fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. He has extensive experience within the building services industry, particularly with consultants and contractors. Steven founded Crofton in 2000 and his current responsibilities include leading major framework projects for a number of notable clients. 

Steven is keen to ensure the construction industry faces its challenges in meeting governments construction objectives and the adoption of digital technologies, and he is looking forward to sharing learnings and supporting the work of SECBE.

Simon Hughes is Community Engagement and Siting Director at Radioactive Waste Management. Previously he was Project Director at Agilia Infrastructure Partners. Before that he worked for Portsmouth Water as the Stakeholder and Planning lead for the Havant Thicket Reservoir project. Before that he spent 3 years at Thames Water, leading capital programme delivery and working with communities and stakeholders to develop the case for major water infrastructure investment. Prior to that he spent 25 years at the Environment Agency.

Simon has a demonstrable track record in leading organisational transformation, delivering outcomes and services in large and complex multi-stakeholder organisations. 

Simon had spent 25 years at the Environment Agency, working up to Area Director of Operations in water, environment and flood risk management sectors. Simon has a strong commitment to the role of the private sector in delivering public goods, creating benefits to the environment, and enabling the UK’s economic growth. 

Simon is keen to promote collaboration within the construction industry to help solve even the most intractable problems by bringing people together.

Rosemary Jerrit MEng (Hons) CEng FICE

Rosemary is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers with 20 years of experience in major project and programme delivery and has worked in both the public and private sectors with experience in Science Facilities, School Building, Asset Management, Flood Risk Management, The London 2012 Olympics and the Water Industry.

She is passionate about sharing best practice and learning lessons across the construction sector which is one of the reasons she became involved in Constructing Excellence as one of the founding members of the Surrey Constructing Excellence Club and is currently co-chair. She has also been a judge at the SECBE awards for 2 years. Rosemary is also deeply interested in modern methods of construction and the opportunities it presents.

Adrian Shah-Cundy 

Adrian is Corporate Responsibility Director at VolkerWessels UK, a leading multidisciplinary contractor that delivers innovative engineering solutions across the civil engineering and construction sectors including rail, highways, airport, marine, energy, water, and environmental infrastructure.

A proven career history in the implementation and development of sustainable business practices, including the oversight of occupational health, safety, environment, quality, and sustainability to maintain compliance to corporate, legal and stakeholder requirements.

David Weare

David started his career as a Legal Advisor to Trafalgar House Construction Limited and since has been at the forefront of many key developments in construction and commercial law. He provided input and views into Sir Michael Latham’s review of the Housing Grants Construction Regeneration Act 1996 and worked with the Construction industry Council on its first BIM protocol. Fladgate was actively involved in the extensive enquiries and reviews following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower and works closely with CIC and APS on related health and safety issues. David’s extensive construction law experience covers all industry sectors, PFI/PPP, renewable energy, infrastructure and the procurement and development of high rise commercial buildings. For the past four years, David has sat on the judging panel for the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards and Fladgate continue to sponsor the awards Judging Day at their offices in London.

Allan Wilén

Allan has over thirty years of experience analysing and forecasting the UK construction industry. He has headed Glenigan’s market intelligence service since 2008, providing clients, the wider construction industry and the media with comment and analysis on the construction industry. Regular reports and presentations include Glenigan’s construction sector and regional forecasts.

Glenigan is a construction data company. It is the trusted provider of UK and the Republic of Ireland construction project sales leads, market analysis, forecasting, and company intelligence. Their strategic research draws upon detailed analysis of Glenigan’s database of planned and active construction projects as well as other economic and market data sources.

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