John Nolan is in line to take over as chairman of the Construction Industry Council (CIC) in June 2016 when incumbent Tony Burton completes his two-year term.
Professor Nolan is a past president of the Institution of Structural Engineers and is a fellow of both that institution and the Institution of Civil Engineers. He is also a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor of Innovation at the University of Birmingham and a vice president of Moseley Rugby Club.
He started his career as a labourer and progressed to set up two engineering consultancies, one of which, Nolan Associates, he still chairs.
Professor Nolan said: “I am delighted to be appointed as the new deputy chairman of CIC and to be part of the team working alongside Tony Burton and chief executive Graham Watts. The challenges and the opportunities facing the built environment are considerable and game-changing for the industry. As business picks up speed following a very difficult recession we must ensure that we have the leadership and the skills in place to deliver excellence.”
Tony Burton said that Professor Nolan’s “wide ranging experience, skills and considerable reputation will be a great asset going forward”.
CIC is the representative forum for professional bodies, research organisations and trade associations for professional services providers in the UK construction industry.