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Revealed: Who'll be judging the Construction News Awards 2017?

A panel of 62 industry-leading judges has been confirmed for the Construction News Awards 2017.

The full list of the judges can be viewed below.

Our hand-picked group of experts will judge 21 categories, including a new International Project of the Year category, open to any UK company, and the Best Residential Developer.

The panel includes 29 representatives from some of the UK’s leading construction clients, including Crossrail, High Speed 2, Highways England, Battersea Power Station Development Company, Tideway, Argent, Department of Health, and many more.

All shortlisted finalists in each of our categories will present to our judges face to face, offering an unrivalled chance to gain direct recognition from leading clients and industry peers.

The awards dinner will be held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane, in London, and was attended last year by more than 1,400 of the industry’s best and brightest.

Shortlisted companies will be asked to nominate their client of the year, with the resulting shortlist being put to an industry vote to determine the winner.

Entries close 27 January 2017 – for more information on how to enter, for free, visit the Construction News Awards website.


  • Pam Alexander, non-executive director, Crossrail
  • Roger Bailey, asset management director, Tideway
  • Steve Cole, general manager, property services, John Lewis Partnership
  • Jim Crawford, managing director, construction, HS2 Ltd
  • Munish Datta, head of Plan A and facilities management, Marks & Spencer
  • Carl Devlin, programme director, Horizon Nuclear Power
  • Chris Elliott, property programmes director, Jaguar Land Rover
  • Louise Ellison, head of sustainability, Hammerson
  • Nicky Ensert, diversity manager, Highways England
  • Helen Fisher, Tottenham programme director, London Borough of Haringey
  • Mike Grice, construction director, Battersea Power Station Development Company
  • Scott Hammond, managing director, Essential Living
  • Cliff Jones, head of construction, Department of Health
  • Andrew Kirkman, financial director, Harworth Group
  • Colm Lacey, director of development, London Borough of Croydon
  • Andrew Locke, development director, Native Land
  • Tony Mars, head of design, construction and delivery, Sainsbury’s
  • Simon Marshall, joint chief executive, Scarborough International Properties
  • Flan McNamara, construction director, Sellar Property Group
  • Andrew Morris, UK head of design and construction, Tishman Speyer
  • Simon Newton, head of engineering (projects), London Underground
  • James Pellatt, head of projects, Great Portland Estates
  • Matt Perry, project director, Land Securities
  • Steve Sanham, managing director, HUB
  • Lynda Shillaw, divisional chief executive, property, Manchester Airport
  • Phil Sullivan, construction director, Argent
  • Malcolm Taylor, head of technical information, Crossrail
  • Michelle Tilley, director, quality and compliance, British Ports
  • Lawrence Waterman, director of health and safety, Battersea Power Station Development Company

Consultants and contractors

  • Ann Bentley, global chairman, Rider Levett Bucknall
  • Nick Clare, head of project management, JLL
  • Andrew Costa, director, Ryder Architecture
  • Mark Farmer, founding director and CEO, Cast Real Estate & Construction Consultancy
  • Jonathan Goring, managing director, Lovell
  • Simon Light, UK client development director, Arcadis
  • Neil Martin, managing director, Lendlease
  • Sadie Morgan, founding director, dRMM
  • Steve Mustow, senior director, strategic development – environment discipline, WYG
  • Simon Rawlinson, partner – head of strategic research and insight, Arcadis
  • Steven Smith, head of highways, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Jonathan Stewart, main board director, Gleeds
  • Julian Sutherland, partner, Cundall
  • Richard Threlfall, UK head of infrastructure, building and construction, KPMG
  • Paul Tremble, executive director, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Aran Verling, owner, Groundhill
  • Jon White, UK managing director, Turner & Townsend

Institutions, law firms and government

  • Bridget Bartlett, deputy chief executive, Chartered Institute of Building
  • Solat Chaudhry, chief executive, National Centre for Diversity
  • Amanda Clack, president, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Chris Hallam, partner, Nabarro
  • David Hancock, head of construction, Cabinet Office
  • Julie Hirigoyen, chief executive, UK Green Building Council
  • Sean Lockie, director, head of urban transitions, Climate-KIC
  • Simon Longbottom, head of construction policy and sector, Health & Safety Executive
  • Alasdair Reisner, chief executive, Civil Engineering Contractors Association
  • Richard Saxon, chairman, Joint Contracts Tribunal
  • Colin Stanbridge, chief executive, London Chamber of Commerce
  • Hannah Vickers, head of project initiation routemap, Infrastructure & Projects Authority
  • Keith Waller, senior adviser to Infrastructure & Projects Authority, HM Treasury
  • Phil Westerman, partner, national head of construction, Grant Thornton
  • Trevor Williams, professor, University of Derby

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