Mike Foy OBE



Mike is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building and the Chartered Management Institute. In addition to his membership of CIOB and CMI he has an MBA from the Open University and a Non-Executive Directors Diploma from the Financial Times. He was awarded the OBE for ‘Services to Education’ in the 2017 New Years Honours List

He has represented CIOB on the Competence Steering Group - Working Group 11 developing a procurement competence framework which was part of the ‘Building a Safer Future’ report following Grenfell. He is also CIOB’s representative on the Scottish Building Standards Futures Board.

Mike has over 40 years’ experience in the construction industry, mainly client side where he has experience of working with contractors having local, national and international experience.

He was Chief Officer of 3 different departments with a large Local Authority prior to becoming its Assistant Chief Executive.

The last 10 years have been spent with the Department of Education fulfilling a number of roles including leading a multi-disciplinary team responsible for the development and delivery of schools in the West Midlands and North West of England.

Mike has extensive experience of the CIOB having been a member for many years and has served on regional committees prior to becoming a Trustee where he served on a number of committees/boards prior to becoming Vice President and in June 2021 its President.

Aside from the construction industry Mike is a Director of Fordhall Community Land Initiative – Shropshire.