Governance Board

William McBride - Chair

Managing Director Westcrowns Group

Bill is the chair of the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre and brings a wealth of industry experience, he also sits on the board of many other companies. Bill has extensive experience across the construction sector. For the past 16 years he has been the Managing Director of Westcrowns Contracting Services Limited. To add to his industry experience he  has an MBA from The University of Glasgow as well as being a Fellow Of The Institute Of Directors and a Fellow of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Dr John McGurk

Head of CIPD Scotland

John is a member of the Governance Board. For the past two years he has been Head of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Scotland. John worked at the CIPD for six years as an advisor before he became the Head. To add to his extensive experience he also has a PHD from The University of Glasgow and is passionate about learning with strong skills in coaching and mentoring, especially on HR capability.

Peter Haggarty

Deputy Director Construction & Capital Projects, University of Glasgow

Peter is a member of the Governance Board. For the past eight months he has worked as the Deputy Director in Construction and Projects for The University of Glasgow. He has extensive experience across mutiple sectors from Health Facilities Scotland to the Police. As well as a BSc in Building Engineering and Management from Glasgow Caledonian University Peter is also a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Building (FCIOB) and a
Fellow of The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS).

Stephen Good

Chief Executive, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre

Stephen is a member of the Governance Board and Chief Executive of the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC). Under Stephen's leadership, CSIC has ambition to deliver an innovation revolution within the Scottish construction industry, and help position those businesses globally as respected leaders of construction innovation. As a trained Architect Stephen has 18 years construction industry experience and his career has spanned the sustainability consultancy, architectural design, offsite manufacturing and construction management sectors.

John Forster

Chairman Forster Group

John is a member of the Governance Board. His career in the construction industry spans over 25 years, in which he has built three successful businesses that form Forster Group. He not only sits on the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre board but he is Chair of the Solar Trade Association Scotland and developed the industry’s first ‘Roofing Skills Academy.’ John won Director of the Year in 2010 and 2011 (Institute of Directors). 

Paul McAloon

Commercial Director Robertson Group

Paul is a member of the Governance Board. He is currently Commercial Director at Robertson Group.

Professor Rod Jones

Director of Concrete Technology, University of Dundee

Rod Jones is a member of the Governance Board. For the past two and a half years he has been Professor of Civil Engineering and is the Director of the Concrete Technology Unit at University of Dundee. Prior to this role he was Dean of Engineering also at University of Dundee. Rod has two publications: Environmental effects on heat of hydration in foamed concrete and Use of recycled and secondary aggregates in foamed concretes.

 

 

 

Gerry Webber

University Secretary, Edinburgh Napier University

Doctor Webber is a member of the Governance Board. Gerry has been Edinburgh Napier's University Secretary since 1999. He is directly responsible to the Principal for the management of more than 400 staff. 

John Connolly

Assistant Director (Property & Capital Planning) NHS Scotland Health Facilities

John is a member of the Governance Board. For the past two years John has been the Assistant Director (Property and Capital Planning) at NHS Scotland Health Facilities Scotland. His past experience ranges from being a Management Consultant with the Office of Government Commerce to Facilities Management Consultant at Gardiner & Theobald.

Joe Blewett

Transport Scotland, Programme manager

Dr Blewett, who is Transport Scotland’s A9 Dualling Programme Manager, has a PhD from Heriot-Watt University and is a chartered civil engineer. She has worked in civil engineering research, private consultancy and the public sector and has been working for Transport Scotland since 2005 on a range of trunk road improvement projects.

Alistair McKinnon - Observer

Director of Sustainable Construction & Regional Director South of Scotland, Scottish Enterprise

Alistair is an observer on the Governance Board. For the past five years he has been the Regional Director - South of Scotland for Scottish Enterprise. Prior to this Alistair was the Senior Director of Company Growth and Key Sectors for Scottish Enterprise for nine years.

Keith McDonald - Observer

Assistant Director (interim), Scottish Funding Council

Keith is an observer on the Governance Board. He is currently Senior Policy Officer for the Scottish Funding Council and has been in this role for 10 years. Prior to this role Keith was Assistant to Non Exec Bills Unit at the Scottish Parliament. Keith's academic experience includes an MA in Economic and Social History from The University of Glasgow and a Postgraduate Certificate in Social Science Research from the Open University.