2007 to present—Consultant in Sustainable Construction.
Advice to projects and to members of the construction industry, and until recently post-graduate teaching and lecturing in UK and USA, and in other European countries. Evidence to Congressional advisory body on construction, National Institute of Building Science; wrote/co-wrote 4 books on construction procurement
2005 to 2007—Director of Construction Policy, UK HM Treasury.
Responsible for Government construction procurement policy, including development of whole-life procurement policies and mechanisms, supply/demand management and fair payment in the industry, best practice promulgation, and development of policies to overcome barriers to more effective and efficient procurement.
1987 to 2005 – Director of Estates at Universities of Bristol and then Cambridge.
Responsible for planning, development and maintenance of estate of about 1M m2 operational estate, including £1bn of construction projects.
1985-1987 – Assistant Scientific Advisor to the NATO Supreme HQ Brussels/Mons
Responsible for influencing development and co-ordination of research and procurement programmes in the NATO countries.
1967-1985 – Engineering and military jobs around the world; Commander UK Army Engineer Regiment
1967-1982 – hydro-electric project in Australia, road/bridge projects in Thailand, Canada and Kenya, assignments as interpreter, and a year’s management course (MBA equivalent for future commanders). Research topics included explosive and static fatigue welding, cavitation in high-speed water flow and history of British roads. Thesis for post-graduate Diploma in Highway Materials was ‘Stabilisation of low-grade Materials for Use in Highway Construction’. Published papers included ‘Explosive Welding of ZAM’—zinc-aluminium-magnesium alloys. Worked on projects as linguist in French and German.
1967. Graduated MA in Mech Sciences at Cambridge University
MA, FICE, HFRIBA, Dip HM.
(Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineering; Hon Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects; Visiting Prof at University College, London, and at University of West England, Senior Fellow of Design Futures Council).