The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is the representative forum for the professional bodies, research organisations and specialist business associations in the construction industry.

Rear-Admiral Louis Armstrong, former RICS CEO, has died.

Louis Armstrong, the first Chief Executive appointed by RICS (1998-2010), has died, aged 68.

Following the announcement CIC Chief Executive Graham Watts said: “I was very, very sad to read of Louis’ death on New Year’s Eve.   I was very privileged to work with him over a number of years and he was a man who treated both happy and difficult circumstances with the same honest and pragmatic approach.  One of a fading breed of Englishmen with a gentle sense of humour and impeccable manners.”

A tribute by Dr Sean Tompkins, CEO RICS, is available here.