Paul is Chief Executive Officer at the Engineering Council, the UK regulatory body for the engineering profession. Prior to his appointment as CEO, Paul held the position of Deputy CEO & Operations Director for over eight years and was also previously Deputy CEO at the Royal Aeronautical Society. With a degree in Physics and a background in aerospace and aviation, Paul is a member of both the Institute of Physics and the Royal Aeronautical Society.
I have been involved in the world of Building Control and Construction for the past 20 years. I am currently the Vice President for the Chartered Association of Building Engineers and have sat as a CABE Board Member for two terms. Initially elected on by the members and later Co-opted back on again by the Board. I am and also employed by Quadrant Approved Inspectors (A Socotec Company) as their Head of Training and Development. Prior to this, I worked as a Local Authority Building Inspector and also spent 12 years as a Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University where I led the Building Control and Construction Project Management Modules. I also wrote the Construction Site Management Degree Apprenticeship. I am very passionate about upskilling and maintaining high levels of professionalism within our industry.
I’ve been an editor for the best part of 20 years, working across many different specialisms. I’ve been editor of the Building Engineer journal since October 2019
With 39 years’ built environment experience in both private and public sector organisations, half of that within the regulatory sector, I am Fellow of the CABE and have served as a non-executive director on the boards of LABC and CABE and a trustee of the CABE Benevolent Fund. I am the first woman to be elected by my peers as President of LABC (Local Authority Building control) and, as Past President of CABE and founder committee member of CABE for Women, I am a strong advocate for diversity and wellbeing in the industry. In my current role as Director of Quality & Compliance at Hertfordshire Building Control, I believe in constructive collaboration to build strong relationships and promote high standards of design quality and ethics – with an adaptable and flexible approach to imaginative solutions to achieve consistent compliant outcomes and encouraging a positive culture change in the construction sector.
I am a multi-disciplinary Engineering practioner undertaking change management, research, and innovation projects in Architecture, the Built Environment and Engineering. I am a Chartered Building Engineer and I hold a Ph.D. in Building Performance Assessment of Nearly-Zero Operational Energy Dwellings, undertaken in collaboration with Gwalia Housing Association (Pobl) and co-funded by the Ecology Building Society. My change management, innovation, and research expertise has been externally focused since the mid 1990’s, leading 50 external successful grant applications, to deliver impact for a range of government agencies, housing organisations, consultants, building contractors and material manufacturers in north America, the Middle East, and the UK. I have developed multiple interventions to assess qualitatively and quantitively the optimisation of performance for new or existing dwellings during design, manufacture, adaptation and retrofit, construction, commissioning and also operation to maximise user comfort, indoor air quality and quality of life and reduce embodied and operational carbon emissions.
CABE Patron, Chartered Surveyor, Independent Crossbench Peer; former member of Built Environment Select Committee (to January 2023); parliamentary areas of focus include business rates, conservation, housing (especially building safety remediation), leasehold tenure. Current employment: consultant surveyor and valuer with Lawrence Foote & Partners Ltd (LFPLTD.com) dealing with development matters, building pathology/remediation, party walls and valuation.
Liz Male MBE is founding director of LMC, a PR and communications consultancy specialising in supporting innovators and changemakers in construction, property and the built environment. Liz also has a range of non-executive roles focusing on professional standards, regulation and consumer protection within the construction industry. She is the chair of Trustees of the National Energy Foundation and a lay member of the Architects Registration Board. She was the independent chair of TrustMark from 2011-2017 and undertook roles on the Construction Leadership Council and the implementation board of the Each Home Counts review to increase skills, competence and consumer protection in the general building and housing retrofit sector. Liz was awarded MBE in the Queen’s 2015 New Year Honours for services to construction and consumer protection. www.lizmale.co.uk
Dr Ramesh Marasini has more than 25 years of professional experience including leadership roles in universities such as Associate Professor and Deputy Head of School and design and consulting roles in the construction industry. Currently he is working as an Academic Partnership Lead at Applied Business Academy with responsibility for developing the portfolio of higher education courses, including Built Environment, in partnership with universities. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (FCABE), a member of the Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB), a chartered member of the Institute of Engineering Designers (MIED) and a Senior Fellow of Advanced HE (SFHEA). His research interests include digital technologies in construction, sustainable design, life cycle analysis and simulation modelling. He has written numerous papers in international journals and conferences.
Steve Wood joined the NHBC Board as Chief Executive Officer in June 2017. He was previously the Chief Executive Officer of Paymentshield Limited, UK Managing Director at Ecclesiastical Insurance and Managing Director at FirstAssist Group. Prior to that, he held senior positions at RSA Insurance Group plc. Steve has a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics from Edinburgh University and is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute. In addition to his NHBC responsibilities, Steve is a Director of the New Homes Quality Board and of the Future Homes Hub.