At a meeting of its Council on 9 June 2020, Members of the Construction Industry Council (CIC) appointed Justin Sullivan as its new Deputy Chair commencing with immediate effect.
Justin is expected to succeed Stephen Hodder MBE, the incumbent Chair, following CIC’s June 2021 Council meeting when Stephen will stand down from his two year term of office as Chair and resume the role of Deputy Chair for one last year, in accordance with CIC’s rules and byelaws.
Justin has been a practising Quantity Surveyor for more than 30 years and is the CEO of a medium-sized business, Adair Limited, which he founded over 25 years ago. He specializes in project management, quantity surveying and project monitoring for commercial projects as well as being responsible for some of the most significant developments in the high-end residential sector over this period.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chair of the International Construction Measurement Standards Coalition (ICMS) and Vice Chair of the RICS Construction Market Forum. Justin is past Chair of RICS Surrey, past board member of RICS SE Region and is Past General Secretary of the Council of Construction Economists (CEEC).
As an RICS Registered Expert Witness, Justin is often called to perform this role, specialising in construction quantum as a forensic quantity surveyor.
On taking up his new role Justin said: "I am delighted to be appointed as the new Deputy Chair of CIC and to be part of the team working alongside current Chair Stephen Hodder and Chief Executive Graham Watts.
I relish the challenges and opportunities that this role presents and am keen to get going on addressing some of the key issues that we face as an industry with the CIC members; not least the impact of the current pandemic on construction but also challenges around standards and technology. Technology is changing how our industry works but I believe it needs to change faster, standards I believe will help that happen.
I believe we are at a unique point and a huge opportunity exists for our industry and as construction professionals we can be the glue that can bring technology, the profession and industry together. I am looking forward to working with all in the industry to ensure we can achieve this.”
CIC’s current Chair Stephen Hodder also welcomed the appointment saying: “I would like to congratulate Justin on joining CIC’s leadership team and ultimately taking on the role of Chair. I look forward to working with him over the next two years to support and promote collaboration in our industry as we drive recovery from the current pandemic.”
Two other director-level appointments were also made by the CIC Council - Tony Burton as the Honorary Treasurer and Julia Evans OBE as a member-appointed director. They replace Jo Watkins & Noel Farrer who are thanked for their service to the Council.