BSc Construction Management, Aston; MSc Economics, London.
Ray is the founder and MD of the company. He is the author of a recently-published book about BIM and its potential impacts on the construction industry. He set up C3 Systems in 1998, specifically to address the challenges involved in managing the complex, fluid flows of information associated with major construction projects. Previously he worked for ten years for Bovis Construction, in a variety of positions, the main one of which was Head of IT. In this role he was responsible for the development of the company’s award winning “Hummingbird” integrated project management and administration system. Prior to Bovis he spent twelve years in a number of key management control roles in the UK North Sea, with Bechtel, Phillips Petroleum and Shell. This was at a time when many of today’s best practice project management techniques were being developed.
BA English, University of Toronto; MBA Cranfield; DPhil., Henley.
Martha currently leads the WestFocus Entrepreneurship Centre, an initiative of 7 universities within the London and the Thames Valley, where she supports innovators and entrepreneurs developing their ideas. Martha is a consultant in marketing and strategy development, with clients in the public and private sectors. She has 14 years’ experience devising and running Strategic and Management Development programmes, ranging from masterclasses through tailored short courses to the Kingston MBA programme. Previously she acted in various marketing roles in the media.
Sarah provides strategy and business excellence consultancy to a variety of organisations. In 2002 she joined Kingston Business School and is currently Director of Postgraduate Programmes there, responsible for the development of a large portfolio of established and new products and markets. Previously, she spent 23 years in international business roles for Royal Dutch Shell. Positions included Petrochemicals Manager Austria, Chemicals Manager Russia Business Strategist, and Mergers and Acquisitions Manager.
MA Engineering, CANTAB; MSc Project Management, Cranfield.
Peter’s experience includes 18 years in the Engineering Industry working for the MoD, Davy Metals, Trafalgar House, Kvaerner and Ericsson (Sweden). Peter was MD of a specialist construction sub-contractor and worked on the preparation and execution of complex joint venture and PFI projects (e.g. Channel Tunnel Rail Link). He has worked in design, production, and project management at various management levels and across a wide range of technologies and industry sectors. Peter is now an independent consultant specialising in strategic analysis, marketing and investment decision-making. His recent work includes SUEK Coal-to-Liquids, Rose Theatre Business Plan and Creative Industries Mentoring Network development. He is also a part-time lecturer in Business at Kingston University.