Adair CEO becomes CIC chair

Adair has announced that its founder and CEO, Justin Sullivan (pictured above), has been named as the new chair of the Construction Industry Council (CIC).

He succeeds Stephen Hodder for a two-year term of office, starting with immediate effect.

Justin is a chartered quantity surveyor with more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry, who founded Adair in 1994.

He is also a Fellow of the RICS and of the Expert Witness Institute, and has held several senior positions, including chair of the International Construction Measurement Standards Coalition (ICMS). 

Commenting on his new role, Justin said: “It is a great honour and privilege to be appointed as chair of the CIC.  

“My priority will be to continue to build on our solid foundation and lead the organisation, especially during these challenging times. 

“I have a clear vision of where I want the CIC to be, delivering the ongoing changes we need to stay relevant and successful, and which capture the desires and needs of the market and the professions. 

“What has become apparent over the last year is the need to work together, to facilitate collaboration, and work with our members and others, utilising expertise to shape a built environment that delivers a better society and a better world.

“It is vital we have an organisation that is relevant for our members and professionals within the built environment.”

Stephen added: “It has been a real honour to chair the CIC and witness the industry and collaboration between member institutions, particularly during the pandemic. 

“I welcome Justin into his role as CIC chair and look forward to continuing to work with him for the next year in my capacity as deputy chair. 

“I have had the pleasure of working with Justin, albeit virtually, over the past year — notably on the steering group for CIC’s current strategic review. 

“I trust that Justin will help drive the recommendations of the review forward and excel within his new role.”

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