Gleeds Americas’ President Chris Soffe rises to Senior Vice President of the Chartered Institute of Building

Gleeds is delighted to announce that Chris Soffe, President and CEO of Gleeds Americas, has risen to Senior Vice President of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Chris, who has been a Chartered member of the CIOB since 1978, will continue to sit on the CIOB’s Board of Trustees and will be understudy to Rebecca Thompson, CIOB President for 2017/2018. His responsibilities will include chairing the Resources Committee, with an eye on the compliance requirements of the Charity Commission and the Royal Charter.

Commenting on his achievement, Chris said: “I am extremely honored to be given this opportunity and am looking forward to supporting Rebecca, the Chief Executive and the Board of Trustees in promoting the Institute and the impact we have on the built environment. I am also very keen to get more involved in supporting our professional and vocational qualifications, both in schools and universities. The industry needs to get many more young people interested in construction professions in what are now fast moving, exciting, technology oriented career paths”.

The CIOB is the world’s largest and most influential professional body for construction management and leadership, with over 46,000 members. Established in 1834, the CIOB has a Royal Charter that promotes the science and practice of building and construction for the benefit of society, working worldwide in the development, conservation and improvement of the built environment.