Julia Evans took up the role as CEO at BSRIA in May 2014 and is involved in the development of BSRIA’s future growth and prosperity. Prior to her role at BSRIA, Julia was the CEO of the National Federation of Builders.
She has also forged close links and partnerships across industry maintaining profile as a leading spokesperson and commentator on the industry, the economy and Government affairs in the UK and Europe. Julia also serves as Chairman of Leeds College of Building and takes a keen interest in the role of Further Education in the sector.
Alan Jones is a chartered architect, founder of Alan Jones Architects and Professor of Architecture at Queen’s University Belfast (Practice and Education) – and is President of the Royal Institute of British Architects 2019-21.
Alan was elected to be the 78th President of the RIBA from September 2019 to 2021. As RIBA President he contributes a column to the monthly RIBA Journal. He is also chair of RIBA Council and of the Board (Under the previous governance Sept 2019 – March 2020) and as a Board member since then.
Victoria Hills MRTPI FICE is Chief Executive of the Royal Town Planning Institute with over 22 years in senior roles in planning, transport, organisational leadership and development. She latterly led the UK’s largest regeneration project at Old Oak.
Using the convening role of the Institute, she makes the case for resourcing planning and advocating the important role of putting planning at the heart of government delivery for the quality places that people want to live in. She is driving forward delivery of the RTPI’s Corporate Strategy for the 25,000 member strong RTPI, focussing on raising the profile of planning, elevating the value of professionalism, and promoting a diverse and inclusive profession to ensure genuine representation of the society in which we work. Victoria is also currently serving as a Commissioner on the Essex Climate Action Commission and sits on the Advisory Group to the Government’s COVID‐19 Recovery Commission.
Justin Sullivan is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry and founded Adair in 1994. Recently appointed Deputy Chair of the Construction Industry Council (CIC), he is also a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS} and Chair of the International Construction Measurement Standards Coalition (ICMS}.
Justin divides his time between running the firm and client work and strongly believes in the importance of developing and maintaining professional qualifications and standards.
Martin Powell has been Chief Executive of the Institution of Structural Engineers since 2009.His career has been spent entirely in the Built Environment Sector, initially with multi-national heavy-side materials producers where he had a variety of roles that included operational P/L responsibility; major infrastructure construction; acquisitions & mergers and international performance management over a 20+ year period.
Before joining IStructE, he spent 7 years as Chief Executive of the Concrete Society.
Ann Allen is the CEO of Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors, taking up her post in August 2020. Ann’s professional background is in asset management and construction and has worked for over 35 years across a diverse number of organisations including central government, banking, retail and higher education. Her last role before joining CICES was as Executive Director of Estates and Commercial Services for Glasgow University where she led a £1bn capital investment programme.
Ann sits on the leadership board for Construction Scotland, is Chair of architecture design Scotland and a Board member of Scottish Future Trust. She is also a strong advocate for diversity in property and construction and chairs the Scottish Board of Women in Property.
Caroline Hamilton is the CE at the Safety Assessment Federation (SAFed), taking up the post in March 2020. Caroline’s professional background is as a Chartered Mechanical Engineer. She has continued academic studies whilst in industry completing a post graduate diploma at Lancaster University specialising in the nuclear industry.
Caroline’s previous career roles were the Mechanical Engineering Manager at Iggesund Paperboard, Operations and Business Area Manager at REACT Engineering.
Caroline has a keen interest in industry leading academia and sits on Industrial Advisory Board for the Engineering Faculty of the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Caroline is in her second year as chair of the IMechE West Cumbria and as a STEM ambassador has initiated numerous STEM engagement activities in the area. This included development and delivery of the first project in the inaugural year of a Local Labour Market Aligned Curriculum at the rural comprehensive where she studied.
Hannah Vickers is chief executive of the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE). Hannah’s professional background is as a civil engineer. Hannah joined ACE from the Institution of Civil Engineers where she led the policy and public affairs team and the development and roll-out of Project 13. Prior to this she worked at Infrastructure UK, part of HM Treasury.
She joined Infrastructure UK after ten years at the Environment Agency where she worked in a number of different roles, including project management across a range of flood defence schemes, as well as broader management positions in capital construction and corporate and commercial strategy.
She successfully completed a BSc in River and Coastal Engineering from the University of West of England and was incorporated as a civil engineer (MICE) for her work on the hydraulic design of flood embankment and flood storage reservoirs.