David H Williams FICE appointed Chairman Emeritus at MPS
The MPS Board grants its former chairman, David H Williams FICE, the honorary title of Chairman Emeritus to acknowledge his contribution to the company since its founding in 2000.
This is in recognition of the significant guidance and leadership given to an enterprise that embarked on a business plan that required innovation in the following:
- Software Manufacturing
- Service Delivery – now known as The Cloud
- Marketing and Sales of a Digital Solution for Contract Change and Risk Management
- The Business Requirements for the Commercial Management of Construction Contracts
The company wishes to continue, and to maintain, a relationship that benefits from the experience, the institutional knowledge and the reputation of the holder.
David is a chartered engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers whose career spans 40 years in construction, of which more than 30 were spent in airport and aviation related infrastructure development as client director for BAA plc, one of the most prolific and arguably the most innovative construction clients of the past three decades.
He led and directed virtually all BAA’s major projects in the period 1975 until leaving in 1998, including such design and construction benchmarks as North Terminal at Gatwick and Stansted.
His corporate role of Director of Engineering and Construction for the BAA plc group, throughout the 1990s demanded his initiative, innovation, leadership of change, and performance improvement within a UK leading corporate construction client organisation with a Capital Expenditure Programme of £400-500 million per annum.
The introduction of construction management as a procurement route for BAA’s major projects in the early 1980s led the way as the first corporate client to do so.
They are the first client to fully embrace the “NEC” contract in the early 90s. It is now the “standard” form for the construction portfolio. He was also the first NEC Users’ Group Chairman (1994-97). The development of partnering and framework supplier working is the model for 21st century construction. All are examples of his forward thinking and contribution to improving project delivery.
He has wide practical experience of the benefits and challenges that radical changes in working practice demand, both technically and culturally, within client and supplier organisations.
Since leaving his corporate role at BAA in 1998, he has continued to be actively involved in construction through his former directorships with Needlemans (Chairman), Mace Group Ltd (main board), Warings Group (main board) and he remains a leading industry figure.
Since 2000 he has been Chairman of MPS Management Process Systems Ltd., a Cloud Services supplier to the construction market sector. As an SME company he has developed a unique insight into the challenges faced by an SME in bidding for and managing large corporate and government based contracts.
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