CIOB appoints Galliford Try project manager to board of trustees

by Liam Turner
Panofrance

The UK’s Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has appointed Sam Dibaj, a project manager in Galliford Try’s Environment Business Unit, to its board of trustees.

The CIOB says this three-year tenure will afford Dibaj the time to influence the industry on the “most pressing” issues.

Dibaj has already been involved with recent changes at the CIOB – at both a local and regional level.

The CIOB board of trustees are legally responsible for the management of the Institute.

They must ensure that finances are sound, and that every aspect of business is carried out in accordance with the regulations relating to Charities and the Royal Charter.

Background: Sam Dibaj

Dibaj is a member of the CIOB Non-Chartered Grade Working Group and has held previous positions on the CIOB Member Engagement committee and Education, Qualification, and Standards and Practice boards.

He is a past chair of the European CIOB Hub Committee.

He achieved a fellowship of the CIOB at the age of 32, worked on the Entry Grade Value Proposition Plan and Mentoring Group, and is a chartered environmentalist.

Dibaj started his career in 2008 as a site engineer.

Commenting on his latest appointment, Dibaj said: “It has been a privilege to serve my local hub and community where my long-standing relationships with educational institutions will continue.

“My commitment to the institute will be to champion the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategy and harvest the opportunities this will bring to support a more open industry.

“My focus will be on ensuring that we have a sustainable industry, equal and more diverse, with the necessary skills – digital skills, net zero skills and traditional skills, required to prosper.”

Managing director of the environment business unit Steve Slessor said: “Sam will make an excellent Trustee having held various positions in the CIOB and this appointment is a measure of Sam’s professionalism, integrity and respect.

“Having been involved in the Institute for a long time myself, I know Sam is well placed to uphold the tenets of the Institute and provide encouragement and guidance to his fellow Trustees.”


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