The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) is looking to recruit a chair of trustees to work alongside the CEO and president of the organisation.
The new role has been created following a recent governance review. It will last for a two- to three-year term, and provide continuity and leadership to the Board of Trustees, with a focus on agreeing priorities and overseeing governance processes and structures.
The introduction of the new chair position is a positive change for the Institute, one benefit of which will be to enable future presidents to take on a more ambassadorial roleMike Foy, CIOB president
CIOB chief executive Caroline Gumble said: “After listening to the views of CIOB members and staff, it was evident to me that we needed to deliver a consultative governance review. It was an important opportunity for us to future-proof our governance processes to be a more ‘agile’ and contemporary global organisation.
“The member-led working group have done a fantastic job. I’m grateful to them for all their efforts and to all the members who participated in the consultations and shared their feedback. The changes will keep the Institute on a sound footing and enable us to maintain a focus on our public interest remit and our mission to set standards for construction industry professionals.”
CIOB president Mike Foy and chair of the CIOB’s working group for recruitment of the chair added: “The introduction of the new chair position is a positive change for the Institute, one benefit of which will be to enable future presidents to take on a more ambassadorial role. The chair will be involved more directly with the trustees and the governance of the Institute, with support from the president as one of the trustees. I welcome the change and I know that it will allow both the chair and president to take a more focused approach and allow the president to spend more time engaging with members and industry leaders.”
Past president and chair of CIOB’s governance review working group Chris Soffe said: “The approval by Privy Council of these changes to the Institute’s byelaws is the culmination of CIOB’s 2020 member-led review into its governance arrangements. This came into focus as part of the current Corporate Plan, with the goal of improving and strengthening the governance and decision-making processes.
“I’m very pleased we’ve had so much support from members to deliver an even stronger foundation of good governance, and I’d like to praise the dedication and support of the member-led working group, and all the staff and members who provided their input and feedback along the way.”
- To an express an interest in the role and request an application pack, email [email protected]
The deadline for applications is 23 February 2022.