19 of our judges come from consultants and our companies that provide services to construction - all are experts in their field and well-placed to judge the best of the best in our industry.
Global and UK director
Rider Levett Bucknall UK
Ann Bentley is global and UK director of Rider Levett Bucknall UK.
She is responsible for the overall governance of the UK business and represents the company on the international board of Rider Levett Bucknall.
RLB provided cost consultancy services for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee and currently delivers a range of services for Sellafield, having worked on the site in Cumbria for more than 30 years.
Tim Byles founded social infrastructure company Cornerstone Assets in May 2011 with the aim of bringing together the public, private and third sectors to provide facilities and services required by local people.
Between 2006 and 2011, he was chief executive of Partnerships for Schools, the government’s school building agency.
Prior to his role at PfS, Mr Byles was chief executive of Norfolk County Council, which also involved large-scale schools and commercial premises procurement.
Originally from a surveying background, Chris Chivers is a director of Greylough.
He was previously chief executive of Killby & Gayford Group for 17 years, during which he oversaw a number of landmark projects.
These high-profile schemes included refurbishment works at Buckingham Palace, Downing Street and St Paul’s Cathedral.
Mr Chivers was also responsible for considerable roll-out programmes for banking clients such as as NatWest, Barclays, Halifax and LloydsTSB.
Head of buildings and places EMEA
Peter Flint is head of building and places for Aecom in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
His role involving leading a 5,000-strong team made up of architects, designers, engineers, economists, planners, cost consultants and project managers.
Mr Flint has been with the company since 1990 when he joined Davis Langdon’s Australian team; Davis Langdon was bought by Aecom in 2010.
Director & head of global systems
Jaimie Johnston joined Bryden Wood shortly after the practice’s formation in 1995 and works on projects in Europe, Russia, Singapore and Malaysia.
He has been involved on a number of large-scale schemes including Heathrow Terminal 5, the new Heathrow Terminal 2 and the London 2012 Olympics Athletes’ Village.
Mr Johnston has also worked on major frameworks for clients including GlaxoSmithKline and the Metropolitan Police Authority, and is also a member of the Buildoffsite Direction Group.
Anne Kemp joined Atkins in 1997 and is currently a director responsible for its building information modelling strategy and implementation.
She is chair of the ICE’s BIM Action Group, as well as heading up BIM4Infrastructure UK and the Association for Geographic Information.
Dr Kemp was also previously part of the government’s BIM Task Group, which aims to support the industry in its adoption of the technology.
Director & head of sustainability and carbon management
Faithful + Gould
With nearly 20 years’ experience in sustainability, Sean Lockie is a director and head of sustainability and carbon management for Faithful + Gould.
He provides policy and project advice to a wide range of clients covering design, construction and in-use.
Mr Lockie manages a team of 20 based in London and works with customers including Marks and Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Network Rail, British Land and the Education Funding Agency.
UK head of design and construction
Alexander Morris joined developer Tishman Speyer in August 2011 and is responsible for the project management and execution of all capital expenditure on existing London assets, as well as due diligence of potential assets for acquisition and assisting in asset disposal.
He is currently leading the redevelopment of a 440,000 sq ft office in Victoria, while also leading the development and project management services of 1.2m sq ft of office accommodation for an owner/occupier in central London.
Mr Morris was previously involved in the development of the Gherkin from land acquisition to completion.
A chartered building services engineer with a proven track record in design and project management of high-profile low-energy buildings, Edward Murphy is a technical director at Mott MacDonald.
His team recently won the 2013 CIBSE Performance Award for the design and implementation of 2 St Paul’s Place for the Department for Education.
Mr Murphy is also undertaking a two-year research programme with UCL Bartlett School to develop a different approach for pre- and post-occupancy building evaluation.
Director, head of environment
Steve Mustow is a sustainability and environmental specialist with more than 20 years’ experience in the industry.
He leads WYG’s national environmental team, which specialises in sustainable development and environmental planning.
Mr Mustow’s key projects include working on the major Wadi al Asla utilities development in Saudi Arabia and the Sustainability Action Plan for WYG.
Chief operating officer
Graham Olver has extensive experience of leading international teams on a range of award-winning and complex projects, with particular experience of the water, power and rail sectors.
He is currently chief operating officer of WYG, having joined the company in 2009.
Prior to that, Mr Olver was commercial and operations director for Skanska Infrastructure Development and also worked as Thames Water’s commercial director.
Managing director Europe and MEAI operations
Derek Pitcher joined Sweett Group in 1978, became a partner at the age of 30 and managing director of the quantity surveying business in 1996.
In addition to heading the group’s operations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India, Mr Pitcher leads the group’s alliances with VVA and Greeby in North America.
Sweett Group is providing cost planning services for the redevelopment of Croydon town centre and commercial support services to EDF on the Hinkley Point C project.
Partner & head of strategic research and insight
Simon Rawlinson heads EC Harris’ multi-disciplinary strategic research and insight team, tasked with delivering evidence-based insight and thought leadership for the built asset consultancy.
He chairs the research committee of the British Council for Offices and is a member of the CIC executive board responsible for research and innovation.
Mr Rawlinson has worked with many leading commercial and residential clients including British Land, The Crown Estate, Derwent London, Great Portland Estates, Land Securities, Quintain and Stanhope.
Managing director, infrastructure
Turner & Townsend
Murray Rowden joined Turner & Townsend in 1990 and for the past 24 years has worked in the infrastructure and property sectors.
He was appointed managing director of the firm’s UK infrastructure division in May 2010 and subsequently assumed the role of global head of infrastructure.
He sits on Turner & Townsend’s management board and has supported clients to deliver a range of projects, including Heathrow Terminal 5, the Highways Agency’s managed motorways and Anglian Water’s delivery alliance.
Consultancy for the Built Environment
Richard Saxon is an architect, surveyor and urban designer, practising now as an adviser to clients, government and business.
He was a partner and director of BDP for 27 years up until 2005, spending six of those as chairman.
His first major BDP building, the 1974 HQ of the Halifax Building Society, was listed in 2013. He is a founder member and was sixth president of the BCO.
Mr Saxon also chaired the construction reform group ‘Be: collaborating for the Built Environment’ and followed this with a seat on the Construction Industry Council executive board as champion for innovation.
Design director for sustainable development
Originally qualifying as a mechanical engineer, Julian Sutherland worked across a number of high-profile design practices.
He currently heads up the Atkins Carbon Critical Buildings Technical Network and sits on the government’s Low Impact Buildings Steering Group, as well as the UK Green Building Council’s Policy Committee.
Mr Sutherland was instrumental in the design and analysis of the facade for the South Quarter Project in Jakarta and worked extensively on the London 2012 Olympics.
Partner and head of infrastructure, building and construction
Richard Threlfall is head of infrastructure, building and construction at KPMG, where he leads KPMG UK’s corporate finance infrastructure business and sits on its corporate finance board.
Before joining KPMG, Mr Threlfall was at Citigroup and before that was employed as a civil servant at the Department for Transport, where he held positions in the road, rail and aviation directorates.
Between 1996 and 1998 he was private secretary to the transport secretary and the deputy prime minister.
Paul Tremble is a member of WSP’s executive leadership team, a statutory director of WSP UK and is responsible for the firm’s overall client management programme.
Mr Tremble has worked on a number of high-profile projects in London including Heron Plaza and the Leadenhall Building, as well as the construction of a new EMEA headquarters for a US investment bank.
Previously he was managing director for WSP’s property business.
Partner and national head of construction
Joining Grant Thornton in 1998, Philip Westerman was appointed partner in the company’s London audit team in 2007.
He has led Grant Thornton’s construction group for the past six years and has significant experience in advising on and delivering audits to a range of listed and privately held businesses within the sector.
Mr Westerman is also a regular contributor to Construction News.