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Meet the President Chris Chivers

Construction managers make a difference to people they never meet

Chris Chivers
CIOB President 2015/16

Greater recognition for construction managers, professionalism and helping non-Chartered members upgrade all feature on Chris Chivers CIOB President 2015/16 agenda for the year.

“Professionals in the global construction sector don’t get the credit they deserve, their daily work in a civilised society consistently impacts on the lives of people who use their finished constructions and with whom they will never make contact” he said. 

Adding “We need to build on the work we have done in benchmarking our qualifications to an international standard by influencing employers and clients in the markets our members work. In my term the CIOB is setting its corporate direction which will take us up to 2020. Our strategy to expand the Institute’s recognition on a global scale will begin but crucially without losing sight of developing our engagement at a local level.”

With more than 35 years’ experience in construction Chris Chivers has overseen a number of landmark projects in the UK including the refurbishment of Buckingham Palace, Downing Street and St Paul’s Cathedral. 

He takes over the CIOB Presidency from Professor Ghassan Aouad and becomes the 112th President in the CIOB’s history. 

Between 2010 and 2012 he was Chairman of the UKCG Training Committee. He is currently a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Joiners and Ceilers (Carvers) and sits on the Craft Committee promoting joinery excellence.