Construction expert to speak at Leeds Beckett
A chartered builder and engineer, Alan has spent more than 40 years in the construction industry holding Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer positions with prominent companies including Bovis Group and the Travers Morgan Consulting Group.
He commented: “One of our industry’s major failures has been the lack of engagement with the educators – or maybe theirs with us!”
Professor Farzad Khosrowshani, Head of School for Built Environment and Engineering, added: “With 40 years of experience in industry, local government and policymaking institutions Alan Crane, the last president of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has been one of the most charismatic and influential members of the Construction Industry. I have always been inspired by his wisdom and resolve and we look forward to welcoming Alan - the man who challenged Margaret Thatcher, facing a possible £26m legal case, and walked out of a meeting with Tony Blair and Peter Mandelson – and hearing his expertise.”
Throughout his career Alan has worked extensively with Government ministers and departments including the treasury, transport, environment, trade and industry as well as local Government.
He has held non-executive and advisory appointments with a variety of organisations and is a recent past President of the Chartered Institute of Building. In addition Alan has undertaken international business activities throughout Europe, the Middle and Far East Asia, Australia and has been at the forefront of developments in both the private and public sector.