Tilbury Douglas CEO becomes new CIOB vice-president

Tilbury Douglas
Paul Gandy: “We need to break down barriers”

The Chartered Institute of Building has appointed the chief executive of Tilbury Douglas, Paul Gandy FCIOB, as its latest vice-president.

Gandy began his career as a trainee engineer at Trollope and Colls in 1979. He then held senior executive positions at major contractors, including Lendlease, Balfour Beatty and Kier. He was appointed chief executive of Tilbury Douglas in October 2019.

Gandy has previously served on the CIOB board of trustees and is currently an elected director of trade body Build UK.

He said: “The privilege of becoming a vice president of the CIOB is incredibly important to me. I love the construction industry and recognise that it has been extremely good to me over the 40-plus years that I have worked in it.

“I am excited to have the opportunity to give something back, in particular to help the industry face into the challenge of competency that has been so clearly highlighted by the Building Safety Act. As a professional institute for the construction industry, we can, and will, be at the centre of this important issue.”

Raising awareness

Gandy aims to spend his vice presidency raising awareness of the positive contribution that the sector, including thousands of CIOB members, brings to society.

He added: “The work we do is at the heart of resolving the carbon challenge the country faces, and we provide tremendous opportunities for employment and self-development. However, we need to break down barriers to entry and career development that exist and help the profession be recognised for what it is – a rewarding place to work and one where our contribution leaves footprints for generations to come.”

Caroline Gumble, chief executive of CIOB, said: “I am looking forward to working with Paul and to welcoming him, not just as our new vice president, but as the 122nd CIOB president, taking on the role in 2025.

“Paul has a depth of experience which will make him a valuable addition to our team and I know that he will offer leadership and the benefit of his expertise to the CIOB community and the wider sector, at a time of change and challenges for this important industry.”

Gandy will become the 122nd president of CIOB in 2025, following on from Mike Kagioglou FCIOB, who will succeed the current president, Sandi Rhys Jones FCIOB, in summer 2024.

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  1. Congratulations Paul! I am really looking forward to working with you and the other great members of the CIOB team in the coming year.

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