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MCS_ProgrammeTo view the full Speaker Programme for the 2016 Midlands Construction Sumimt, click on the PDF.

To learn more about our speakers, please see below.

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MARK WAKEFORD
CHAIRMAN, BUILT ENVIRONMENT HUB & MD, STEPNELL
Midlands Construction Summit Event Chair

Mark is joint Managing Director of Stepnell Ltd, part of the Stepnell Group, a £100 million turnover building and civil engineering group headquartered in Rugby. As a Chartered Civil Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Mark brings a technical construction background to the forefront of Stepnell’s projects together with a clear understanding of construction risk management.

This has underpinned his commitment to the adoption of best practice and modern methods of management in the company which have been major drivers of growth in recent years. Mark believes Stepnell’s growth has come through tackling new markets with a bespoke and very technically competent service.



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ADRIAN BELTON
CHIEF EXECUTIVE, CITB
Key Note Speaker - Supporting construction skills across the Midlands

Adrian Belton is CEO of CITB. In a non-executive capacity, he is a lay member of the Council of the University of Sheffield, an elected member of the Board of the Association of Chief Executives (ACE), and was previously Chair of the Board of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). 

Prior to joining CITB in 2014, Adrian was CEO of the Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) leading the four way merger to create it, and then leading it to a recently announced Joint Venture between Government, Capita, and Newcastle University. Prior to that his career spanned both the private and public sectors, holding senior executive roles with Barclays PLC, Bradford & Bingley PLC, Nottingham City Council, and Natural England. 



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SARAH DAVIS
CHIEF EXECUTIVE, SKILLS4STEM
What skills will our future leaders need and why? 

Adrian oversees the Ecobuild division, giving guidaSarah is an MCIOB Chartered Construction Manager and member of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) & an active member of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) where she was instrumental in setting up the Group Women in Building Services Engineering (WiBSE). She was a member of the Royal Institute of Architecture (RIBA) Barriers to Women in Architecture Task Force in 2014 and is a current member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Built Environment Executive.

Sarah was shortlisted for the 2015 Women of Achievement in Construction Awards and she was recently on the judging panel for the European Women in Construction and Engineering Awards 2015.



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ADRIAN SPELLER
SUSTAINABILITY DIRECTOR, SPELLER METCALFE
Skills for sustainable construction

Adrian oversees the Ecobuild division, giving guidance at a strategic level for our sustainable projects. 

Involved in conceptual design through to the detailed design process and construction phase of projects, his role is to ensure that all aspects of sustainable construction have been considered appropriately. Additionally Adrian’s training as a BREEAM Assessor ensures that he is able to competently co-ordinate the delivery of BREEAM and Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) assessed projects.


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MIKE PETTER
SCHEME DIRECTOR, CONSIDERATE CONSTRUCTORS SCHEME
Perception or reality? Promoting a positive image of the construction industry

Mike is Scheme Director of the Considerate Constructors Scheme, the organisation established by the construction industry to improve its image. Mike is a Chartered Civil Engineer, who has over 30 years working in the construction industry, and has monitored over 1000 construction sites registered with the Scheme.

Mike began his career at Geoffrey Osborne Ltd, working on a variety of construction projects before becoming Managing Director. He was also Regional Director at Alfred McAlpine Civils. Prior to joining the Scheme in 2008, Mike was Managing Director for Five Dimensional Management Ltd, a well-established consultancy firm specialising in construction. Mike also holds a non-executive role within housing.


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ANDY ROBINSON
MANAGING DIRECTOR, COLMORE TANG
How to grow a construction business from zero to £100m in 3 years

Andy Robinson is a seasoned real estate executive who has over the last 25 years worked across a number of sectors including retail, offices, residential and hospitality.

Andy has worked for a number of key industry specialists in the past such as Allied Carpets – Head of Property, Phoenix Beard Chartered Surveyors- Retail Partner, Castlemore Securities – Development Director, On Course Developments- CEO, Seven Capital- Development Director and  now the M.D. of Colmore Tang Construction.

Andy therefore has a deep understanding of the acquisition, construction, institutional funding and deal structuring processes.



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JO MORRISH
DIRECTOR OF HR AND TRAINING, PICK EVERARD
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Jo Morrish has over 20 years’ generalist experience of HR and training. Her responsibilities include recruitment and selection, employee relations, performance management, and training and development. During her career, Jo has been employed by retail organisations in sectors including finance, distribution, and sport and hospitality. As well as spending the last eight years in the construction consultancy industry.

As Director of HR & Training for Pick Everard, Jo’s role is to lead on training and professional development of staff. She provides training and development both for in-house and for selected clients, covering topics such as presentation skills, time management, meeting management and negotiation skills.


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RUDI KLEIN
CHIEF EXECUTIVE, SEC GROUP
Re-engineering the Construction Supply Chain

Rudi Klein is Chief Executive of the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group, an umbrella body representing the UK’s premier trade associations involved in the specialist engineering sector.  He is a barrister specialising in construction law and President of the NEC Users’ Group.

He has campaigned tirelessly for changes to the procurement process to facilitate collaborative working and project team integration.  He was a member of the Strategic Forum chaired by Sir John Egan which published Accelerating change, an agenda for efficient delivery through removing wasteful activities.

He helped draft the Construction Contracts Act in Ireland which was added to the Irish Statute Book in July 2013.  He was a member of a European Commission working party drafting a harmonised code of contract law for the European Union.



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DARREN RICHARDS
MANAGING DIRECTOR, COGENT CONSULTING
How Offsite Manufacturing Can Transform the Construction Industry

Darren is an offsite manufacturing expert with 20 years' experience developing offsite businesses, processes and products.

Formerly Manufacturing Director at Elliot Group producing modular buildings, he worked in Japan with leading modular housing manufacturers and had an advisory role on the Egan Taskforce. In 2000 he founded leading offsite manufacturing consultancy, Mtech Group, spearheading the Advantage Offsite initiative and founding Buildoffsite.

Cogent Consulting Ltd is a specialist building technologies consultancy focused on manufacturing strategy and systems plus lean manufacturing and process improvement. 


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STEVE WARD
MANAGING DIRECTOR, LEAN CONSTRUCT
Critical Success Factors for Lean Construction

Steven has a lifetime of construction experience beginning as an apprentice carpenter and progressing to chartered builder and a doctorate in civil engineering. His research examines critical success factors for the application of lean thinking to the construction sector.

He understands the industry at a very practical level and has utilised this knowledge to help many organisations successfully apply lean thinking across a diverse range of construction activity.

A systems thinker, passionate about helping teams and individuals succeed, Steven is leading practitioner of continuous improvement within the construction sector.



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JUDY HART
HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, INVESTORS IN EXCELLENCE
What Matters Most? People, Process, Productivity

Judy is passionate about excellence and improvement. Her day job is focused on helping organisations improve performance. She has the privilege to work with a very wide range of organisations, from multi-national private sector organisations through to micro businesses and a similar spread of public sector bodies.

Judy has spent the last 13 years with Investors in Excellence and its predecessor, Midlands Excellence, being heavily involved in its awards programme. Currently, Judy has established projects with clients in the housing and construction sectors, and works with them to develop what they can achieve in the most holistic manner.



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ANN BENTLEY
GLOBRAL CHAIRMAN, RIDER LEVETT BUCKNALL
Breaking the Vicious Cycle of Low Margins, High Risk and Poor Cash-Flow. Exploring the Work and Plans of the Government’s Construction Leadership Council

Ann is global chairman of Rider Levett Bucknall, which employs 450 staff in the UK and 3,600 worldwide, operating in 40 countries. 

Ann is a member of the UK Government’s Construction Leadership Council and a member of the CBI’s Construction Council. She is a Chartered Member of the Institution for Civil Engineers (MICE), a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS) and holds an MBA from Henley Management College.

With a 35 year track-record in the property and construction sector Ann is experienced in working with commercial, public and third sector clients, with particular expertise in master-planning and social housing.