Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees consists of 16 Members who are legally responsible for the management of the CIOB. The trustees have to make sure that our finances are sound and that things are being done according to the regulations relating to charities and the Royal Charter.

Noreen Hollywood

Noreen Hollywood

Noreen completed her BSc. Building Surveying (Hons) from the University of Ulster (N. Ireland) and proceeded to work on the Crossrail Project, London where she was elected to serve on the Joint Management Board for BS11000-1: Collaborative Business Relationships. As...
Charles Egbu FCIOB

Charles Egbu FCIOB

Senior Vice President
Incoming president 2019-2020 Professor Charles Egbu is Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education & Experience) at the University of East London, England, UK. He was formerly the Dean of School of the Built Environment and Architecture, London South Bank University, UK, where...
Chris Soffe FCIOB

Chris Soffe FCIOB

President
Chris is the CEO of Gleeds Americas and serves as Regional Director on Gleeds’ International Board. Chris is responsible for North American and Caribbean operations with offices in Atlanta, Chicago, New York and San Francisco. He was instrumental in bringing Gleeds to...
Mark Beard FCIOB

Mark Beard FCIOB

Vice President
Mark is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building and a Chartered Environmentalist and has been Chief Executive of Beard since 1999. Mark’s key achievements include developing a culture which is focused on staff development, customer service and continuous...
Tim Barrett FCIOB

Tim Barrett FCIOB

I started my career on site in 1986, after 5 years I decided I would like a lifelong career in construction and undertook a HND in Construction Management, after successful completion of this I moved to a major national contractor in an estimating role; my career...
Virginia Borkoski FCIOB

Virginia Borkoski FCIOB

Virginia’s career in advancing the built environment spans nearly 30 years, including public and private sector senior level experience.  Her expertise in the management, planning, design, contracting and construction of transportation megaprojects reflects her focus...
Ray Ford FCIOB

Ray Ford FCIOB

I have worked in the construction industry for over 40 years, (15 at director or board level), working predominantly for major main contractors in Central London and the South East, and latterly for 10 years as a Client/Consultant. I started out in the industry as an...
Christine Gausden FCIOB

Christine Gausden FCIOB

Multi-skilled project manager, 360 degree international experience, responsible for delivery of new build, refurbishment & fit-out projects for prestigious public & private clients Management of major projects from inception to completion, responsibility for...
Ivan McCarthy FCIOB

Ivan McCarthy FCIOB

I commenced my career in 1987 as a Site Engineer before joining Sisk in 1988, where I have progressed to the position of Senior Contracts Manager. I have managed and led multi-disciplinary teams in the successful delivery of complex traditional & design and build...
Steve Nitman FCIOB

Steve Nitman FCIOB

I joined the industry working for a long established family company based in the South East as an indentured trainee, after time spent in a numbered of disciplines I settled into quantity surveying. I moved companies to expand my construction experience working for...
David Philp FCIOB

David Philp FCIOB

David’s career spans over some 25 years where he has worked for some of the construction industry’s leading contractors and consultants. After graduating with a degree in Building Engineering and Management he joined Balfour Beatty as an Engineer spending much of his...
Richard Sapcote FCIOB

Richard Sapcote FCIOB

I currently work for Willmott Dixon Construction in the Birmingham office as Bid Manager. My role includes technical bid writing, leading tender submissions and supporting the successful pre-construction team with pre-qualifications and two stage bids.  Involved in...
Mike Smith FCIOB

Mike Smith FCIOB

After just 6 years in the industry, in 1983 Mike founded and is MD of an SME which puts into practice all the knowledge learned ‘on the job’, initially within the family firm, then branching out to other Companies to develop and enhance his skills.  Thirty-four years...
James Tucker FCIOB

James Tucker FCIOB

As with many in the construction industry, I started my career with a small domestic contractor where I time served a Plumbing and Heating apprenticeship, this provided the foundation for the years to come. I eventually moved into Civil Engineering with a contractor...
Peter Dawber FCIOB

Peter Dawber FCIOB

I graduated in Building in 1979 & spent 9 years working for a number of construction organisations rising to contracts manager before joining Trent Polytechnic in 1988 as a senior lecturer in construction management. In 2001 I was appointed principal lecturer, in...
Ian Brant FCIOB

Ian Brant FCIOB

I am a Director at Brant Associates, an SME and consultancy specialising in dispute avoidance and resolution. I have previously worked for two global contractors, building projects up to £60 million. I have worked on contracts across different sectors, including;...