New vice president appointed by CIOB
The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has appointed Mike Foy as its new vice president.
Foy, currently at the Department for Education (DfE) assisting on the implementation of modern methods of construction for its schools programme, will become the 118th president of the CIOB in 2021.
His presidency will follow on from that of Mark Beard, chairman of construction group Beard, who will become CIOB president in 2020, and professor Charles Egbu, dean of the School of the Built Environment and Architecture at London Southbank University, who becomes CIOB president later this year.
Foy has 40 years of experience in the industry. Prior to his current role at DfE he led a multi-disciplinary team of project directors responsible for the development and delivery of schools in the west midlands and north west of England.
He has also held several director positions across a range of local authority service areas for many years. He led a local authority in implementing modernised construction procurement methods resulting in recognition as a beacon council for ‘Rethinking Construction’ – the only local authority in the North West to achieve such recognition and one of only six in the UK.
When not working, Foy continues his interest in construction by carrying out much of his own DIY/home improvement works in addition to spending time with his family and four young grandchildren.
A fellow of both the CIOB and Chartered Management Institute, Foy was awarded an OBE for services to education in the 2017 New Year Honours List.
Foy said: “I have been a member of the CIOB for many years, joining through the technician grade, having started my working life in apprentice and trainee roles. The Institute has provided the opportunity for me to progress through the membership levels, culminating in fellowship in my thirties. Given the long history I have with the Institute, I’m thrilled that I can support the Institute and the wider industry and continue to advocate vocational training, graduate training and the creation of opportunities for enthusiastic people to progress via various routes.”