As CIC deputy chairman, Tony Crook is expected to succeed John Nolan as chairman after the CIC’s June 2018 council meeting for a two-year term.
Tony Crook is emeritus professor of town & regional planning at the University of Sheffield where he was previously the senior pro vice chancellor.
“I am delighted to be appointed to this important role,” he said. “The construction industry plays a vital role in our economy, The national construction challenges we face, including the need for more housing and major transport and other infrastructure, require contributions from all our professions and disciplines because these challenges can only be addressed by the industry’s professions working together to ensure that what we build is not only fit for our needs but that we make places and buildings which are sustainable, safe and inclusive. I look forward to working with all in the industry to ensure we can do this together.”
CIC chief executive Graham Watts said that Professor Crook was the first nominee of the Royal Town Planning Institute to be appointed deputy chairman.