global board director,
Rider Levett Bucknall
Ann is a Global Board Director of Rider Levett Bucknall, a QS, PM and advisory firm employing 650 staff in the UK and 4,000 worldwide, operating in 40 countries.
With almost 40 years’ experience as an Engineer, Project Manager and Strategic Advisor in the property, infrastructure and construction sectors, Ann has expertise in working with commercial, public and third sector clients.
Ann has a number of roles supporting cross industry initiatives and is a member of the UK Government’s Construction Leadership Council (CLC), and authored the CLC’s Procuring for Value Report. Ann sat on the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s Independent Expert Advisory Panel on building safety following Grenfell Tower, is a member of the CBI’s Construction Council and a Board Member of the Construction Industry Council.
Ann’s current focus is on making positive change in the construction industry. She has worked closely with the Construction Innovation Hub on the development the Value Toolkit, sitting on the Value Toolkit Board and leading the value definition workstream. Ann is also part of the Industry Steering Group on the Construction Playbook, contributing to both its development and implementation.
She is a Chartered Member of the Institution for Civil Engineers (MICE), a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS) and holds an MBA from Henley Management College.
After graduating from the University of Manchester, she joined British Rail in 1982 as a civil engineer, moving to Bucknall Austin as a project manager in 1989. Ann is an advocate of diversity and social inclusion in the construction industry.