Steering Group Biographies

Biographies of external members of the Steering Group:

PAUL BREWER is Chairman of Hub South East Scotland Ltd, a company jointly owned by public and private sector investors that develops and delivers social infrastructure such as schools and hospitals across South-East Scotland. Non-Executive Director of Dundee Design Ltd, operator of the V&A Dundee. Chairman of Council at St George’s School for Girls, Edinburgh. Formerly senior Partner of PwC in Edinburgh and corporate finance adviser, focused on infrastructure, energy and government. Advised government, companies and investors on successfully financing and delivering corporate investment and major infrastructure and service delivery programmes. Member of the Advisory Group that developed the Implementation Plan for the Scottish National Investment Bank. 

PROFESSOR HANIF KARA is a practicing Structural Engineer and Professor in Practice of Architectural Technology at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard. He previously taught at KTH Stockholm and Architectural association London. 

As Creative Director and co-founder of AKTII (est 1996), his particular ‘design-led’ approach, passion for research and interest in innovative form, material uses, sustainability and complex analysis methods have allowed him to work many, pioneering projects that deal with challenges faced by communities. The practice has won over 350 design awards including the RIBA Stirling Award for the Peckham Library, London in 2000 and for the Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge in 2012 and the Bloomberg Headquarters London 2018.

He is a fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, Institute of Civil Engineers, Royal Academy of Engineering, Institution of Structural Engineers, the Royal Society of Arts. Formerly he was a CABE Commissioner and served as a member of the Design for London Advisory Group to the Mayor of London.  

Hanif was on the Master Jury for the 2004 cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture(AKAA) and currently serves on the steering committee for the AKAA. Since 2015 he has served as a review panel member of the National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCR Digital Fabrication) at ETH Zurich. He has published works widely including ‘Design Engineering’, 2008, a retrospective of AKT’s first decade, and ‘Interdisciplinary Design: New Lessons from Architecture and Engineering’, 2012, co-published with Harvard. Recently he edited ‘Deliverance of Design – making, mending and revitalising structures’, a look at the works of AKT II from 1996 – 2016. His most recent publications are ‘Design Engineering Refocused’ and the ‘Architecture of Waste’.

PROFESSOR NEAL JUSTER is Senior Vice-Principal and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the university of Glasgow. He joined the University of Glasgow as the Vice-Principal (Strategy and Resources) in August 2007 and was appointed to the position of Senior Vice-Principal and Deputy Vice Chancellor in July 2013.  In addition to deputizing for the Principal in his absence, Neal’s primary responsibilities are to lead: the development and implementation of the University’s strategic plan; the University’s World Changing Glasgow Transformation programme; and the development of the Estates Strategy and Capital Plan to ensure that aligns with academic strategy.   

Immediately prior to appointment to the University of Glasgow Neal was Pro Vice-Principal at the University of Strathclyde (2006-7). In this role he had strategic oversight of the academic requirements of the University Estate, the University’s Cultural Activity and the Office of Marketing and Communication. 

Other academic appointments include Dean of the Faculty of Engineering (2002-6) and Head of Department in the Department of Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management (1997-2002), University of Strathclyde and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds (1988-97). 

Neal received his BSc and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Leeds and is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

He is a Trustee of the University of Glasgow Trust and The University of Glasgow Pension Fund and a Director of Glasgow University Holdings Limited and a number of the University’s spin-out companies.

IAIN MARLEY is Chief Executive of hub West Scotland Limited. He is a Chartered Accountant who has held senior roles management consulting; broadcasting and media, education and property sectors. He has led complex and award winning infrastructure and business transformation projects with a combined capital value in excess of £1.5 billion including the BBC HQ at Pacific Quay and the City of Glasgow College’s City and Riverside Campuses which were shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling prize. 

Iain’s non-executive roles include the National Library of Scotland where he chairs the Audit Committee, and his experience covers strategy, finance, risk management, stakeholder management, performance improvement, change management and benefits realisation.

STEPHEN HODDER was educated at the School of Architecture, University of Manchester, where he gained a Distinction in the Bachelor of Architecture degree.  Following University, he joined Building Design Partnership in 1981 and became a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1982.

He has been in practice since 1983 and in 1992 formed Hodder Associates which won the Royal Fine Art Commission/ Sunday Times Building of the Year Award for Colne Swimming Pool in Lancashire later that year.

In 1996 Hodder Associates received the most important award in British Architecture for a single building, the inaugural RIBA Stirling Prize for Architecture for the Centenary Building, University of Salford. The Practice has now won over forty major awards.

He was RIBA President 2013-15, having previously been Vice President Membership, Nations and Regions.

Stephen has written and lectured widely, has been a visiting examiner at a number of schools of architecture and visiting Professor at the Birmingham School of Architecture and the Belfast School of Architecture. He is currently external examiner at ‘Ion Mincu’ University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest, University of Portsmouth School of Architecture and visiting Professor at the University of Salford, School of the Built Environment.

He regularly acts as an assessor for architectural competitions and awards, most recently for the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada International Prize and sits on the Design Review Panel for Places Matter!

He was awarded an MBE for services to architecture in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, 1998.

He received an Honorary Doctorate in 2006 from the Manchester Metropolitan University for his regional, national and international contribution to architecture and won the Roses Design Award of ‘Architect of the Year’ in the same year. Stephen received an Honorary Fellowship from the University of Central Lancashire in 2013.

He is currently Chair of the Construction Industry Council (CIC).

MICHAEL MCAULEY was a partner with CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP from 1997 to 2018 and is now a Consultant for the firm. He specialised in strategic procurement and risk management advice on large-scale infrastructure projects across a range of sectors, including transport, health, education, leisure, and waste. He was non-executive Chairman of Dundas & Wilson CS (2004-2008) and served on the Board of Management and chaired the Audit Committee of West College Scotland (2004 – 2014).

KIM HITCH is Director of Projects Architecture and Heritage Dept, The Princes Foundation. Kim heads up The Prince’s Foundation architectural team, working closely with those clients and partners who wish to embrace the design approach and values of the Foundation. The underlying inspiration and guiding vision for his work is finding the right balance between the man-made and natural; working with and through the human, built and natural environments to make beautiful and resilient places. A key emphasis of Kim’s work is the application and demonstration of this thought leadership and research through built exemplars and projects. This is very much a learn, practice, teach’ modus operandi which sits at the heart of the way the team functions.

As an experienced facilitator Kim has delivered a number of community design charrettes and workshops including supporting the Governments local communities’ neighbourhood planning initiative. He has also led on the development and delivery of the Foundation’s planning engagement tool kit BIMBY which led him to presenting and demonstrating BIMBY to the Planning Ministry of New South Wales, Australia. In other areas, Kim has supported community interest groups and building owners considering taking on heritage assets and their repurposing, including not only appropriate design solutions but also issues around establishing viable and sustainable propositions and business cases.

Prior to the Foundation, Kim was a group director with an architectural practice specializing in housing led regeneration projects, working with both private and public-sector clients. A key aspect of this work was in creating quality places with deliverable propositions for clients, whilst meeting the aspirations of many stakeholders. 

Kim has over 30 years in the field of Architecture, urban design, master planning and residential design, and is a qualified architect, with a degree in landscape architecture and has a project management qualification. He has lectured units in history and technology at Greenwich University, and was an associate lecturer with the Foundation’s partner University of Wales Trinity St David in the delivery of the joint Masters programme in Sustainable Urbanism. He also regular leads architectural drawing and sketching courses and tutors on a number of the Foundation’s educational programmes.

STUART PATRICK is Chief Executive of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, committed to increasing trading opportunities for Chamber members and delivering a strong business influence on the growth of the Glasgow city region. 

Stuart joined the Chamber in 2009 and has worked with the Chamber’s team, Board and Governing Council to build the Chamber’s policy voice, evolve member services and support Glasgow in the delivery of an ambitious economic strategy. International trade, transport investment, city centre growth, key industry strategies and youth employment are all important issues for the Chamber.

DALE SINCLAIR as Director of Innovation, Dale delivers game-changing, interdisciplinary workflow, leveraging modern methods of construction and digital technologies, into large scale projects at AECOM. A qualified architect for 35 years, he was lead author of the RIBA Plan of Work 2013 publications as well as the recent RIBA Plan of Work 2020 Overview. He has published several books on DfMA, design management and the pivotal role of lead designer role in the digital age. He is an RIBA Ambassador for Collaboration, sits on the board of the UK Construction Industry Council, chairs an industry group at the BSI and was recently described as a pragmatic futurist.

JILL MILLER is Director of Cultural Services at Glasgow Life. Jill provides leadership for Arts & Music, Museums and Collections and leads on key initiatives such as Volunteering and Equalities. She also plays a lead role for the city’s arts sector, focusing on building partnerships and enabling artists and arts organisations to develop and realise their ambitions. Jill is passionate about connecting the international quality of Glasgow’s arts and music practice with local communities and individuals- bringing real opportunities that enrich lives.

KEN ROSS graduated in 1970 and qualified as a Surveyor in 1972. He was President of the Scottish Housebuilders Association in 1987/1988, and was a founding Director when Homes for Scotland was formed. He went on to become Chairman of the Scottish Property Federation during 2007. In 2007, Ken was a member of the Sullivan Committee advising Scottish Ministers on a low-carbon strategy for Scotland, and is now actively involved in sustainability and renewable projects throughout Scotland. In 2017 he became Chairman of a Company involved in Affordable Housing for key workers throughout the UK. In 2008, he was invited to join the National Economic Forum. In 2010, he was appointed to the Housing Policy Advisory Board, advising Scottish Ministers on housing matters in Scotland. Ken is a Member of the Executive Committee of SCDI. He is also actively involved in projects involving affordable housing, renewable energy, the arts, and social and educational sectors in Scotland.