Wei Yang replaces Justin Sullivan for a two-year team of office
The Construction Industry Council (CIC) has appointed its first female chair.
Wei Yang (pictured above) – who is also the CIC’s first chair born outside of the UK and Ireland – replaces Justin Sullivan in the role for a two-year term of office.
Sullivan will remain on the CIC board as immediate past chair for one year, in accordance with CIC’s rules and byelaws.
Yang’s career as a town planner and urban designer includes extensive experience leading multi-disciplinary teams and implementing large-scale regeneration and low carbon master planning projects.
Commenting on her new role, Yang said: “I am delighted to have become the first female chair of CIC – a forum for built environment professionals to share our best practices without professional boundaries.
“Our living environment has a direct influence on our daily activities, health, and wellbeing. The responsibility of our sector is not just building physical objects; we are here to create places embodied with empathy, inclusivity, and creativity.
“Through my role at CIC, I will dedicate my efforts to strengthen interdisciplinary collaborations between built and natural environment professionals to stimulate mindset changes within the sector for a better future.”
Sullivan, CIC’s outgoing chair, added: “Wei’s thought leadership and powerful advocacy for climate action, nature-based solutions, health and wellbeing and social equality ideally suit her for the incredibly challenging and exciting time ahead.”