Former RICS President becomes UCEM Trustee

Posted on: 3 January, 2019

UCEM is delighted to announce the appointment of Amanda Clack on to its Board of Trustees.

The appointment was approved at the Board’s meeting last month (13 December) and sees the CBRE Executive Director, who served as RICS President from June 2016 until November 2017, join with immediate effect.

Amanda’s 17-month tenure as RICS President was the longest anyone had been in the role in 123 years and she became the second woman to hold the post in the institution’s 150-year history.

Amanda ClackAmanda’s entry into the Built Environment was as a Quantity Surveyor and she also qualified in project management before taking on a variety of roles within RICS. She is a Fellow of RICS, a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institute of Management and the Royal Society of Arts and a Certified Management Consultant.

She is an advocate of advancing the cause of women within the Built Environment and was a member of the All Parliamentary Group for Excellence in the Built Environment (APGEBE) as part of a Commission of Inquiry into Skills. She was also an Independent Expert on the Advisory Panel advising MHCLG on keeping people safe in buildings following the Grenfell Tower fire.

Commenting on her appointment, Amanda said: “I have been aware of UCEM for a long while, but more recently have admired its approach and growth, going from strength to strength. Having studied part-time for both my degrees, I know and appreciate what it’s like to study in this way.

“Helping the next generation of Built Environment professionals is close to my heart, and this feels a natural fit for us both. I’m really excited to be joining UCEM ahead of its Centenary year, and hope to help set the agenda for the next 100 years.”

UCEM Chairman, John Gellatly, said: “I am very pleased that Amanda has accepted our offer to join the Board. Amanda brings a wealth of relevant experience to the Board and I look forward to the contributions she will provide the Trustee group so we can benefit from her industry insight and professional knowledge.

“Amanda has already played a significant role with the institution, supporting our inaugural Skills Summit and building relationships with our Senior Leadership Team and we are delighted to formally invite her to directly contribute towards UCEM’s success.”

At the same meeting, a small reception was held to mark the retirements of David Larkin and Adam Marks from the Board.