The Construction Industry Council has appointed Jack Pringle as its new Deputy Chairman. Jack succeeds Keith Clarke CBE – the CEO of Atkins – in this role. He will succeed Gordon Masterton OBE as Chairman of CIC for a two year term of office, starting in June 2012.
Jack will be the first Past President of the Royal Institute of British Architects to become Chairman of CIC. He is a Partner at Pringle Brandon and has been a vice-chairman of CIC for the past two years.Jack Pringle studied at Bristol University before qualifying as an architect. He worked for Sir Phillip Powell at Powell and Moya for eight years, working on social housing and other public sector projects. In the early 80s Jack started his own practice which became Pringle Brandon. Jack led ground breaking research, 20/20 Vision, in the mid 90s, which led to the world’s first major flat screen technology dealing room for Barclays Capital.
Speaking on his appointment Jack said: “CIC is the construction industry’s voice to Government, as well as being the co-ordinator of important pan-industry issues like safety and skills.
I am delighted to have been appointed as Deputy Chair to support and then follow Gordon Masterson as Chair.”
The Council also appointed Ann Heywood, Principal of the College of Estate Management, and Ann Skippers, the Immediate Past President of the Royal Town Planning Institute, to the role of Vice Chairmen of CIC.
The CIC Chief Executive, Graham Watts, welcomed the new appointments, by saying: ‘I’m delighted that members have elected Jack to succession to be the 12th chairman of CIC in a year’s time and that he will be the first Past President of the RIBA to occupy this post, although two architects (Robin Nicholson and Keith Clarke have chaired the Council); and I’m especially pleased that we have appointed two women to be Vice-Chairs of CIC, both of whom have been chosen because they are unquestionably the best people for the job. These appointments show the breadth and diversity of the built environment professions represented by CIC.’