Stephen Slessor has become the thirty-second President of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES).
Stephen is currently Regional Director within Scotland for Morrison Construction’s environment business, part of the Galliford Try group. He is a firm advocate of the digital transformation of the civil engineering industry. Plans for his presidential year include introducing an online knowledge hub to support members in their professional development and improve support and communications internationally. He is keen to keep academic pathways to civil engineering relevant and engaged with industry, and recently become a visiting professor at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen.
Stephen has given evidence to the Scottish Parliament on several occasions. Commenting on this, he said: “I firmly believe that the expertise and opinions of civil engineering surveyors are both influential and necessary in driving transformational change. We need to build back from the coronavirus pandemic with a focus on sustainability of people and resources, and for that we need committed and focused professionals, who have their voices heard at the highest levels of decision making.”
He is a self-confessed example of ‘no wrong path’ into the civil engineering professions. He left school at 16 and went on to study for a degree in quantity surveying via day release, and later gained a master’s degree in construction law and dispute resolution.
An introductory video to Stephen Slessor can be viewed at: https://vimeo.com/467366653
An interview with Stephen Slessor features in October’s Civil Engineering Surveyor and is openly available online at: http://ces.pagelizard.co.uk/share/cesoctober2020/president_s_interview