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CN Awards 2013: contractor judges

The judges on our panel with contractor backgrounds.

CN Awards 2013 judge Bob Clark

Bob Clark, major projects managing director, Balfour Beatty

When the UK’s largest contractor restructured in October, Bob Clark  was put in charge of a third of the construction business, becoming MD for its major projects division, with a turnover of £1.3bn. His portfolio includes landmark projects such as the Olympics Aquatics Centre and Heathrow T5 and T2A.

CN Awards 2013 judge Tony Hyde

Tony Hyde, managing director, Thomas Vale group

Tony Hyde is well respected as the MD of Midlands contractor Thomas Vale. Now part of the Bouygues Construction Group, he retains overall responsibility for the strategic direction of Thomas Vale and now also has responsibility for the group-wide integration of corporate responsibility at Bouygues.

CN Awards 2013 judge Howard Shiplee

Howard Shiplee, executive director, Laing O’Rourke

Howard Shiplee leads Laing O’Rourke’s programme and project management practice and leads the group’s international business development activities. He joined from the Olympic Delivery Authority, where he was director of construction, setting new standards of performance on complex infrastructure projects.

CN Awards 2013 judge Stephen Underwood

Steve Underwood, strategic development and business improvement director, Kier

At Kier, Steve Underwood is responsible for strategic analysis of markets, government policy and industry best practice. He was previously Wates business development director, and is also a member of several government  task groups reporting to the government’s Construction Board.