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Judges – Consultants

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CN Awards 2013 judge Ann Bentley

Ann Bentley

Rider Levett Bucknall UK chairman

Ann Bentley is chair of global property and construction practice Rider Levett Bucknall.

She is responsible for the governance of the UK business and is also on the firm’s international board.

Previously operations director at RLB, Ms Bentley entered the industry as a civil engineer in 1982. RLB is providing cost consultancy on the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

CN Awards 2013 judge Tim Byles

Tim Byles

Cornerstone property Assets chief executive

Tim Byles founded social infrastructure company Cornerstone Property Assets in May 2011, having served as chief executive of Partnerships for Schools from 2006-11.

Mr Byles has worked extensively with central government as chair of the Local Government Chief Executive’s Taskforce and national procurement champion for the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. 

Peter Flint Aecom

Peter Flint

Aecom head of buildings and places for EMEA

Peter Flint is head of Aecom’s 5,000-strong Buildings and Places team in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

He has been with the company since 1990, when he joined Davis Langdon’s Australian team.

Throughout his career, Mr Flint has worked in many countries across most sectors delivering cost management, project management and consulting services.

David Glover Aecom

David Glover

Aecom chief executive for global building engineering

David Glover is chief executive for global building engineering at Aecom and has been working with leading developers and architects in the UK and internationally for 30 years.

Recent UK projects include the redevelopment of BBC Broadcasting House, the new Titanic visitor centre in Belfast and the main cable dehumidification of the Forth Road Bridge in Scotland.

CN Awards 2013 judge Neil Henderson

Neil Henderson

Mott MacDonald divisional director

With more than 20 years’ experience in the industry, Neil Henderson has been involved in a range of major projects including Wembley Stadium and HS2.

He leads a team of 140 engineers across a variety of disciplines, and is the project director responsible for the Mott MacDonald team providing railway systems detailed design for the Crossrail tunnels fit-out contract.


CN Awards 2013 judge Sean Lockie

Sean Lockie

Faithful + Gould director

Sean Lockie is a director and head  of sustainability and carbon management at Faithful + Gould. 

He manages a team of 20 based in London and works with, among others, Barclays, British Land, the Education Funding Agency, Network Rail, NHS, Peabody and Sainsbury’s. In 2012 the RICS selected him as one  of the world’s top 25 surveyors.

Paul Morrell

Independent consultant

Paul Morrell recently completed his term as the government’s first chief construction adviser, having been appointed in November 2009.

He led the BIS Growth Team study into low-carbon construction and chaired the Government Construction Board. He is now an independent consultant and visiting professor at Nottingham Trent University.

CN Awards 2013 judge Edward Murphy

Edward Murphy

Mott MacDonald technical director

Edward Murphy leads on design and project management of low-energy buildings and sustainable construction, recently serving as lead adviser to the UK Border Agency for Sheffield’s greenest building, Vulcan House.

He is also lead sustainability adviser to the Technology Strategy Board building performance evaluation project on post-occupancy performance.

CN Awards 2013 judge Graham Olver

Graham Olver

WYG Group chief operating officer

Prior to joining WYG Group in 2009, Graham Olver was commercial and operations director at Skanska Infrastructure Development and commercial director at Thames Water.

He helped Skanska ID become a leader in PPPs and worked on the £1bn St Bart’s Hospital project. He has worked on more than 75 projects worldwide, focusing on water, power and rail.

CN Awards 2013 judge Angus Palmer

Angus Palmer

Buro Happold director

Angus Palmer has worked for Buro Happold since graduating from Oxford in 1988.

Based in Buro Happold’s London office, he has a wide range of experience including on large-span structures, demountable structures, historic refurbs, offices, universities and schools.

The company recently worked on the redevelopment of the Cutty Sark and the Emirates Air Line.


CN Awards 2013 judge Derek Pitcher

Derek Pitcher

Sweett Group managing director

In addition to heading Sweett Group’s operations across Europe and Middle East, Africa and India, Derek Pitcher is leading its alliances with VVA and Greeby in North America.

He is the honorary treasurer of the British Council of Shopping Centres and an active member of BCO, Design and Build Foundation and also the RICS Procurement panel.

CN Awards 2013 judge Simon Rawlinson

Simon Rawlinson

EC Harris partner and head of strategic research and insight

Simon Rawlinson heads EC Harris’ multi-disciplinary Strategic Research and Insight team, tasked with delivering evidence-based insight.

He has 15 years’ experience in construction research and was previously head of research and development at Davis Langdon.

Mr Rawlinson also led the delivery of the Construction Industry Council BIM Protocol in 2013.   

Murray Rowden managing director - infrastructure Turner and Townsend

Murray Rowden

Turner & Townsend global head of infrastructure

Joining Turner & Townsend in 1990, Murray Rowden has been working across various sectors of construction for 23 years.

He was appointed MD of Turner & Townsend’s UK infrastructure division in 2010 and has subsequently become  global head of infrastructure.

He has supported clients on schemes including Heathrow T5 and Highways Agency Managed Motorways. 

CN Awards 2013 judge Julian Sutherland

Julian Sutherland

Atkins UK design director for sustainable development

Julian Sutherland heads Atkins’ carbon critical buildings technical network and sits on the UK Government Low Impact Buildings Steering Group, as well as the UK Green Building Council Policy Committee.

He worked on the 2012 Olympics on temporary materials specification and carbon reduction, and was involved in design and analysis for the South Quarter in Jakarta.

CN Awards 2013 judge Richard Threlfall

Richard Threlfall

KPMG UK head of infrastructure, building and construction

Richard Threlfall has nearly 20 years’ experience in the financing and structuring of infrastructure projects.

He previously worked for 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 secretary of state for transport and the deputy prime minister.


CN Awards 2013 judge Paul Tremble

Paul Tremble

WSP executive director

Paul Tremble is a member of WSP’s executive leadership team and a statutory director.

He is currently working on a number of large high-profile projects in London including Heron Plaza, The Leadenhall Building and a new headquarters for  a US investment bank.

Mr Tremble was previously managing director for WSP’s property business.

Philip Westerman national head of construction Grant Thornton

Phil Westerman

Grant Thornton UK partner and national head of construction

Phil Westerman joined Grant Thornton in September 1998 and was appointed partner in the London audit team in March 2007. 

Mr Westerman has led the company’s construction group for the last six years and has significant experience in advising on and delivering audits  to a range of listed and privately held businesses within the sector.

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