Dr Wei Yang elected as Construction Industry Council Deputy Chair
22 Jun 2022
At the Construction Industry Council (CIC) meeting today, Members of the CIC appointed Dr Wei Yang as the new Deputy Chair commencing with immediate effect.
Wei is expected to succeed Justin Sullivan, the incumbent Chair, following CIC’s June 2023 Council meeting when Justin will stand down from his two year term of office as Chair and resume the role of Deputy Chair for one last year, in accordance with CIC’s rules and byelaws. Wei will be the first female Chair in CIC’s 34-year history and her appointment creates a majority of women on the CIC Board.
Founded in 1988, CIC now brings together 34 professional bodies and other important professional organisations in the built environment industry. CIC provides cohesion amongst the professional organisations that plan, design, construct, manage and maintain the built environment. With the support from its members, CIC provides a single voice for professionals in all sectors of the built environment through its collective membership of 500,000 individual professionals.
Wei said of her appointment: "I’m delighted to have been appointed as the new Deputy Chair of the CIC. It is a pleasure not only to represent the planning industry, but to represent women in the built environment industry as the Council’s first female chair. I would like to lead with empathy, inclusivity, and creativity and to work closely with our fellow Council members at the CIC to create genuine, positive change within the built environment sector.
“As a planner, I am keen to forge a common and collaborative sense of purpose within the built environment industry and with good forces in the wider society. The professional boundaries are merging; what joins us together is our shared sense of purpose – what should be done now to make our world a better place for our future generations.”