Graham Watts, BA, HonFRIBA, HonRICS, HonMBIAT, HonFBEng, HonFFB, FRSA, MIMgt
I have been involved with CIC since 1989. Initially, as a member of the Council and its Executive Board, then as a Director. I was appointed Chief Executive and Secretary in October 1991.
I am responsible for the general policy and direction of the Council, for maintaining effective communication with Government, other external agencies and with members and for establishing and maintaining the CIC Secretariat.
I also currently the Secretary of the Strategic Forum for Construction Olympic Task Force, which is hosted by CIC, and a Board member of both ConstructionSkills and Constructing Excellence. Additionally he is a Visiting Professor at the University of Northumbria. He is an Honorary Fellow of the RIBA, CIBSE, the ABE and the Faculty of Building and an Honorary Member of the RICS and CIAT. He was awarded the President’s Medal of the CIOB in 2000 and the Peter Stone Award in 1996.
Prior to joining CIC, I was Chief Executive of the British Institute of Architectural Technologists (a member of CIC) from 1983.
I have had a lifelong involvement in the sport of fencing and his competitive career culminated with a Commonwealth Medal in 1990. In 1992, he captained the British Sabre team at the Barcelona Olympic Games. I am currently the Manager and Performance Director of the British Olympic Fencing Team and was the Team Leader at the 2004 Olympics Games.
I am married with two children and I am also a devoted balletomane and dance writer.