Sandi Rhys Jones
Fellow and current President of the Chartered Institute of Building, Sandi Rhys Jones OBE has many years’ experience in management and marketing in the built environment. Her clients include contractors, consultants, developers, suppliers, lawyers, representative organisations and local and national government, ranging in size from niche consultancies to large enterprises, in the UK and overseas. An advocate for construction and its contribution to society Sandi brings her experience as employer and non-executive director to help organisations find innovative ways of improving performance, including staff recruitment and retention, business development, culture change and stakeholder communications. She has been involved with many government/industry performance improvement programmes for the built environment and has knowledge of procurement, contracts and dispute resolution. After completing an MSc in Construction Law & Arbitration at King’s College London, Sandi became an accredited mediator, applying these skills to conflict management and teambuilding.
Sandi has worked with organisations running training and accreditation schemes including the National House Builders Federation, Local Authority Building Control, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Construction Industry Training Board. She devised and delivered a cross disciplinary mentoring scheme for the Association of Women in Property for eleven years and for ten years she chaired a charity providing construction trade training for women, including an innovative programme helping them move from training into work.
Sandi was appointed OBE for her work in promoting women in construction. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building, a Fellow of the Women’s Engineering Society, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. She has an honorary doctorate from Sheffield Hallam University for her work in supporting women in non-traditional roles.