G&T's Tony Burton has stepped down as CIC Deputy Chairman, handing over to Stephen Hodder MBE who will take over as CIC Chairman in June 2019.
At a meeting of its Council on 26 June 2018, Members of the Construction Industry Council (CIC) appointed Stephen Hodder MBE as its new Deputy Chairman commencing with immediate effect.
Stephen is expected to succeed Professor John Nolan, the incumbent Chairman, following CIC’s June 2019 Council meeting when John will stand down from his three year term of office and resume the role of Deputy Chairman for one last year, in accordance with CIC’s rules and byelaws.
A former RIBA President, Stephen has been in practice since 1983 and in 1992 formed Hodder Associates which received the most important award in British Architecture for a single building, the inaugural Stirling Prize for Architecture. Stephen has written and lectured widely, has been a visiting examiner at a number of schools of architecture and visiting Professor at the Birmingham School of Architecture and the Belfast School of Architecture.
He was awarded an MBE for services to architecture in the Queen's Birthday Honours List, 1998.
"Collaboration is the very essence of the Construction Industry Council and I am honoured to have been given the opportunity to contribute to it."
Stephen Hodder, CIC Deputy Chairman
On taking up his new role Stephen said:
"Collaboration is the very essence of the Construction Industry Council and I am honoured to have been given the opportunity to contribute to it.
"The construction industry plays an integral role in our economy. And there are a number of challenges that we now face, including Brexit, the impact on labour and professional skills supply and the lack of diversity among construction professionals. A cultural change is needed to bring a shared commitment to improving the quality and safety of the construction industry product.
I'm looking forward to working with everyone in the industry as we continue to tackle these challenges."
CIC’s current Chair, John Nolan, also welcomed the appointment saying:
“Warm congratulations to Stephen on joining CIC’s leadership team and ultimately taking on the role of Chairman. I look forward to working with him over the next two years to help the industry become the best it can be and promote true collaboration.”
G&T’s Tony Burton has a long association with the CIC having been both Deputy Chairman and Chairman, before handing over to current Chair, Prof. John Nolan. Tony remains on the CIC board and continues to be their inclusive environments champion.
Read all about Tony Burton's time at the CIC in our articles.
Find out more about the CIC by visiting their website.