The CHOBE Executive

CHOBE is managed by an executive board with 9 members.

This is the executive board for 2017-2018.

Seven of the board are heads of departments in UK higher education institutions. We have 2 stipendiary officers, Jane Kettle and Sarah Sayce. They provide organisational support and development.

2 Jane Wright is our Chair. Jane is Head of Department at the University of Westminster
 img0420 (1) Professor Mike Riley, Liverpool John Moores University; Vice Chair

Mike is Head of the Department of Built Environment and Professor of Building Surveying at Liverpool John Moores University, where he is responsible for the leadership and management of learning and teaching, innovation and scholarship, internationalisation and industrial engagement across a wide range of disciplines. . 



Dr Kevin Thomas, Deputy Vice Chair, Associate Dean International, School of Science and Engineering, Teesside University 
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Professor David Proverbs , Associate Dean International, School of Engineering and the Built Environment, at Birmingham City University

David is an experienced academic and is passionate about supporting the interests of built environment higher education. He has published widely on a range of topics in construction management and flood risk management and is editor of the Journal of Building Pathology and Refurbishment.

bassam2 Dr Bassam Bjeirmi, Associate Head of the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment Robert Gordon University

Bassam is involved in the commercial activities of the School and has developed extensive experience in the development and delivery of project management training programmes for the private and public sectors. He has considerable experience in supervising research projects both at postgraduate and PhD levels and as a referee for a number of industry journals.



Professor Nick Morton, Associate Dean, Student Experience, School of Engineering and the Built Environment, Birmingham City University
Tim Lees  Dr Tim Lees, University of Reading

Tim is School Director of Teaching and Learning of the School of the Built Environment at the University of Reading.  Before this he was part of the Centre for Education in the Built Environment (HEA Subject Centre).  Tim has a keen interest in Technology Enhanced Learning and in problem-based learning.  

 aled-williams Aled Williams, University College of Estate Management

Aled is Dean, Research Innovation and Partnerships at the University College of Estate Management (UCEM).



Executive Officer – Prof Sarah Sayce

Sarah is  active as a researcher  and teacher as she is part-time Professor in Sustainable Real Estate at the Royal Agricultural University and is Emeritus Professor at Kingston University. Additionally she is involved with the RICS sitting, on several committees and acting  as an Assessor.

photo of Jane to use Executive Officer and Treasurer – Jane Kettle

Jane is Director of Jay Consulting, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an Associate of the Royal Town Planning Association




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