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Find out more about the Transforming Construction Network Plus Strategy Board and Operation Board.


Strategy Board

The N+ has a highly experienced and active Strategy Board providing oversight to the work of the core team and the wider project. The Strategy Board, chaired by Ann Bentley, includes academic researchers, industry and policy representatives working across the digital, energy, construction, and manufacturing sector.

Ann Bentley 
Construction Leadership Council - Global Chair, RLB

Fergus Harradence
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy - Deputy Director, Construction,

Adam Luqmani
ESRC - Programme Manager

Diana Montgomery
Construction Products Association - Chief Executive

Alison Nicholl
Constructing Excellence - Associate Director

Mike Pitts
Transforming Construction Challenge - Deputy Director

Sam Stacey
Transforming Construction Challenge - Director

Sam Turner
HVM Catapult - Chief Technology Officer

Stephen Good
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre - Chief Executive

Graham Watts
Construction Industry - Council Chief Executive

Operation board 

The N+ is led and managed by The Bartlett, UCL’s Faculty of the Built Environment, with co-investigators and staff from Imperial College London and WMG, University of Warwick.

Professor Jacqueline Glass, Principal Investigator  

Professor in Construction Management The Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management Vice Dean Research, The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment University College London

Professor Jacqueline Glass is Chair in Construction Management at UCL. She joined UCL in July 2018, following her academic posts at Loughborough University and Oxford Brookes University. 


Professor Andrew Davies, Co-Investigator

RM Phillips Freeman Chair and Professor of Innovation Management in SPRU, University of Sussex Business School Andrew

Professor Andrew Davies is RM Phillips Freeman Chair and Professor of Innovation Management in SPRU, University of Sussex Business School. His published research has focused on how innovation occurs in complex product systems, project-based firms and organisations, systems integration, and integrated solutions business models.


Professor Jan Godsell, Co-Investigator

Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Strategy, WMG at the University of Warwick

Professor Jan Godsell's research focus is on the way that product, marketing and supply chain strategy align to create a responsive or demand-driven approach to supply chain management. She joined WMG, University of Warwick in October 2013 from her prior position of Senior Lecturer at Cranfield University School of Management.


Professor Paul Ruyssevelt, Co-Investigator

Chair of Energy and Building Performance, The Bartlett Energy Institute, UCL 

Professor Paul Ruyssevelt joined the UCL Energy Institute in January 2012 to take up the chair in Energy and Building Performance and lead the institute's activities in the field of non-domestic buildings.


Professor Jennifer Whyte, Co-Investigator

Laing O'Rourke/RAEng Chair in Systems Integration, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London

Professor Jennifer Whyte's research focus is on systems integration in civil infrastructure. She is Director of the Centre for Systems Engineering and Innovation (CSEI) at Imperial College London.


Dr Sumeer Chakuu, Senior Project Engineer 

Dr Sumeer Chakuu is a senior project engineer at WMG, University of Warwick. He is actively involved in developing case studies, formal investment plans and profit models. His research interests include organisational capabilities, dynamic capabilities, new service development and supply chain planning.


Dr Kell Jones, Research Fellow 

Dr Kell Jones is a Research fellow at the Bartlett School of Construction & Project Management. He has a background in Architectural Technology, and his Doctoral thesis explored how to positively influence the innovation adoption decision in construction projects. 


Lisa Hanselmann, Network Manager

Lisa Hanselmann is the Network Manager of the Transforming Construction Network Plus. She has a background in European and International Project Management and previously worked for a European Network connecting academia and industry for research projects.


James McGilvray, Impact and Development Manager

James McGilvray is Impact and Development Manager for the Centre for Systems Engineering and Innovation at Imperial College London. He has previously held positions in partnership development and innovation at UCL and as an independent consultant.


Dr Luigi Mosca, Research Fellow 

Dr Luigi Mosca is a postdoctoral research fellow at Imperial College London. His research interests lie at the intersection of organisation theory and strategy. In particular, he focuses on organizational aspects of innovative business models.


Dorine Planté, Communications Officer 

Dorine Planté is the Communications Officer of the Transforming Construction Network Plus. She has a background in Political and Corporate Communications and previously worked for charities and NGOs.




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