Global Chair - Rider Levett Bucknall
Ann is a global director and global chairman of Rider Levett Bucknall, which employs more than 450 staff in the UK and 3,600 worldwide, operating in over 40 countries. Ann is responsible for the company’s strategic direction, cohesion and governance.
Ann is a member of the UK Government’s Construction Leadership Council and a member of the CBI’s Construction Council. 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.
In the academic world Ann is a visiting Professor of Business Management, Project Management and Quantity Surveying at Birmingham City University and a visiting lecturer in the School of Construction Management and Engineering at Reading University. A judge for a number of industry awards, she is also a regular commentator in national and trade media and speaker at national and international construction conferences, recently speaking at events in Kazakhstan and Shanghai.
With more than 30 years’ experience working in the property and construction sector Ann is experienced in working with commercial, public and third sector clients. 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.
During her career at Rider Levett Bucknall, she has played a key role in a number of company milestones, including the management buyout in 2003, the consolidation as a leading UK independently owned company and the formation of the global practice in 2007. Ann has been a member of RLB’s global board since 2012.
Ann is an advocate of diversity in the construction industry and the career opportunities open to all sectors of society. Married with two adult children, she enjoys current affairs, is an avid reader and stoic dog-walker.