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Past President of the CIOB
Alan is Past President of the Chartered Institute of Building and former Chairman of the ICE Management Board. His 40-year career includes appointments as Chief Executive with Bovis International Group, Travers Morgan Consulting Group and Christiani & Nielsen Group as well as a number of non-executive director appointments. He has extensive international experience, is centrally involved on a number of high-profile industry advisory panels and has led and/or been Chairman of wide range of built environment industry organisations.

Alan has had responsibility for a wide range of major projects including the Development & Construction of Canary Wharf in London, Eurodisney, and Petronas Towers in Malaysia. He has extensive international experience, throughout Europe, Middle and Far East, Asia and Australia.

He is a Chartered Builder and Chartered Engineer and he currently operates as an independent consultant providing input and advice to Clients, Designers and Contractors on procurement, construction, buildability, scheduling, Business Performance Improvement, Partnering, Supply Chain and Value Management.

Alan is a past Chairman of the Construction Confederation, was a member of the Construction Industry Board, the Strategic Forum of the Construction Industry, Chairman of the Institution of Civil Engineers Management Board, Privy Council appointed member of the Architects Registration Board and of a number of Government Task Forces.

Following the issue of Sir John Egan's Task Force Report ''Rethinking Construction'' in late 1998 he was asked by Government and Industry to establish and Chair the Movement for Innovation (M4i) with the task of motivating industry to radically change the way in which it operates, and to adopt the recommendations and targets of the Egan report .

In April 2002 he became Chairman of Rethinking Construction, the overarching organisation taking forward the industry change programme which involved over 5000 industry and Government organisations who are leading the way in achieving significant performance improvements based upon both process and product, with modern off site methods being a key element.

He established and chaired the group responsible for development of the UK Construction Industry Key Performance Indicators and Benchmark system. With the merger of Rethinking Construction and the Construction Best Practice Programme he became a Director of the combined organisation, Constructing Excellence.

He has provided “Rethinking Construction” support to overseas Industry/Government bodies including Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Denmark, Sweden, Greece, South Africa, India and Chile. He has undertaken major lecture tours in many parts of the world including China where he was advising on behalf of CIOB on improvement to the construction industry. 

Alan is a Government appointed Construction sector member of the Building Regulations Advisory Committee, a number of working groups, and was recently appointed Chair of the Building Control Performance Standards Group.


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