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Mike Foy

Mike Foy

CIOB President (2021-2022), Chair of Client Steering Group, CIOB Client Champion, CIOB

Mike is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building and the Chartered Management Institute. He also has an MBA from the Open University and a Non-Executive Director’s Diploma from the Financial Times. He was awarded an OBE for ‘Services to Education’ in the 2017 New Years Honours List.

He has been a member of CIOB for many years, initially serving on regional committees before becoming a Trustee, serving on various committees/boards prior to becoming Vice President and then President. He represented CIOB on the Competence Steering Group - Working Group 11 developing a procurement competence framework which was part of the ‘Building a Safer Future’ report following Grenfell and was CIOB’s representative on the Scottish Building Standards Futures Board.

Mike has over 40 years’ experience in the construction industry, mainly client-side, where he has experience of working with a range of contractors and consultants.

He was Chief Officer of three different departments within a large Local Authority, prior to becoming its Assistant Chief Executive. He spent ten years with the Department of Education fulfilling a number of roles which included leading the multi-disciplinary team responsible for the development and delivery of schools in the West Midlands and North-West of England.

Mike has long believed in the fundamental importance of clients to the success of construction projects and chose clients as a core focus during his presidency. He is Chair of the CIOB’s Client Steering Group (CSG).



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