Paul Nash, a Director of Turner & Townsend Project Management Ltd, has become the 113th President of the Chartered Institute of Building and one of the few Presidents to have worked in both the contracting and the consultancy side of the industry.
Delivering his inaugural address to politicians and industry leaders, he highlighted the role professional’s play in today’s industry, citing as one of his objectives to make ethics a central theme for the year ahead.
“We are all responsible for the reputation of this industry and for the wellbeing of the people who work within it. No matter what country we work in.” he said.
“Ethics defines what it means to be a professional. Behaving ethically entails tough decisions. And we have a responsibility to help our members make those right decisions.”
Over the next 12 months the CIOB is set to release a new, simplified Code of Conduct to describe clearly what the public and the industry should expect of a CIOB member. New learning modules on ethics and governance will be developed by the CIOB Academy to help support members and other professionals in the industry.
Paul welcomed the CIOB’s involvement with the International Ethics Standards Coalition, made up of more than 60 organisations, which will develop and implement the first set of globally recognised ethics standards for property and related professional services.
During the week long CIOB Members Forum and conference in Hong Kong, where Paul took up his Presidency, the CIOB will announce the publication of its ‘Building A Fairer System: Tackling Modern Slavery in Construction Supply Chains’ report which focuses on how industry, NGOs, clients and governments can collaborate to create more ethical and sustainable supply chains for labour and materials around the world.
More information about Paul is available at www.ciob.org/about/meet-president-paul-nash