Skippers named vice chair of construction trade body

The former president of the Royal Town Planning Institute has been appointed a vice chairman of trade body the Construction Industry Council.

Ann Skippers. Joel Chant/UNP photo
Ann Skippers. Joel Chant/UNP photo
The appointment of Ann Skippers, who was succeeded at the RTPI by the current president Richard Summers,is one three appointments to the CIC's leadership team.

Jack Pringle, the former president of the Royal Institute of British Architects, is to become deputy chairman for a two-year term, starting in June 2012.

The council has also appointed Ann Heywood, principal of the College of Estate Management, to the role of vice chairman alongside Skippers. The college is a provider of supported distance learning for real estate and construction professionals.

Pringle succeeds Keith Clarke, the CEO of consultancy Atkins. He is a partner at consultancy Pringle Brandon and has been vice chairman at the CIC for the past two years.

CIC chief executive Graham Watts said: "These appointments show the breadth and diversity of the built environment professions represented by CIC."

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