Having worked for IBM for 14 years, Terry branched out to put his technology knowledge and management expertise into software development and consultancy before working on start-up businesses. When the dotcom bubble burst he was asked to help establish the first Sector Skills Council (SSC), e-skills UK, which defined skills and qualifications for the technology sector, and then to start the final SSC to be established, Proskills, which supported the supply-chain to construction.
With extensive experience at board level, including as CEO, Terry ventured out on a portfolio career which saw him take on a number of roles from Chair of a Risk and Regulation network in the City, Principal of City of Oxford College, MD of a start-up networking company, International Director for one of the largest UK training companies and lots of other things besides.
Building long term value, growing businesses and developing teams that make a positive difference is however Terry’s passion. Joining the CIOB in March 2017 as Managing Director allows him to use his experience to help the CIOB team achieve their aims of improved service to members, operational efficiency and an ever greater impact on the professional standards of construction.
Adrian is leading the Academy. He has worked in property and construction training, both in the UK and China, since 2013 and is dedicated to helping grow professionalism in construction. Adrian takes great pride in working with subject matter experts to develop and deliver training that can assist people to further their careers, grow CIOB membership, and inspire excellence in the built environment. His aim is to create a world leading academy that will serve CIOB members and the wider industry with a range of training, certifications and CPD that is relevant, informative and of the highest quality.
Ami Ankrah is the Training Coordinator for the Academy and comes to CIOB having had extensive programme co-ordination experience with ESCP Europe Business School to deliver corporate programmes in the UK and in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Ami is an organised and dedicated member of the Academy team who strive to provide a seamless learning experience to delegates.
Sopna is the Training Manager for the Academy, having previously worked in qualifications, training and student support at ICSA. Sopna’s previous roles were in education as a teacher and examiner; she taught Law and English in the UK, Japan and Hong Kong. Sopna is committed to developing and running high quality, engaging courses for the Academy and is keen to engage with CIOB members, delegates and the industry at large to fulfil this aim.
Naheda is our front of house at the CIOB Academy London office. She’s a friendly and organised administrator and usually your first point of contact on the phone or on our courses.