Engineers Without Borders UK has announced a new Chair and Trustee to help drive its 2021-30 strategy, following a successful pro bono partnership with global executive search firm Granger Reis.
The brief to fill the key positions on the Engineers Without Borders UK Board has resulted in two renowned industry names joining the organisation’s mission to put global responsibility at the heart of engineering
The new Chair is Mathew Riley, a highly-respected property and infrastructure leader, who has held several senior executive industry roles and been appointed to the Board of Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE), the Board of RICS Construction Forum and The Mayor of London’s Infrastructure Delivery Board.
Technical Leader in People and Development at Laing O’Rourke, Paul Skerry, steps into the Trustee position, bringing more than 30 years’ experience in building and civil engineering to the newly shaped Board.
CEO of Engineers Without Borders UK, John Kraus, said:
“These pivotal roles will have a significant impact on the future of the Engineers Without Borders movement and, as a result, the wider engineering sector.
“Our organisation is uniquely placed to drive the change needed to address the major challenges of our time, and Mathew and Paul will help us achieve this.
“We are grateful to Granger Reis for their time, expertise and guidance as well as their passion for our aims and global ambitions.”
“As we look ahead to the deliverables on Net Zero, in 2030 and beyond, everyone involved in the sector knows what needs to be done – while recognising the scale of the challenge.
“Supporting Engineers Without Borders UK in this search and finding two transformational leaders has demonstrated to us how seriously this is being taken across industry. We look forward to seeing the organisation go from strength-to-strength in creating the change we need.”