The ACE chair ordinarily holds office for one year, but owing to these exceptional circumstances, Mathew’s role as chair has been extended.
Mathew said: “With Hannah’s recent arrival at ACE, the board felt that maintaining a degree of continuity would be beneficial to the organisation. One of my key roles in 2018 was to oversee a smooth transition between Nelson Ogunshakin and Hannah and I’m delighted to be able to continue to do that over the coming year on behalf of ACE’s members.”
Hannah Vickers, chief executive of ACE said: “I would like to thank Mathew and the board for their support in my first three months and look forward to working together in 2019 to ensure ACE is meeting the needs of its members and speaking in one voice to government and industry stakeholders.”
During 2018 Mathew played an instrumental role in the ACE “future of consultancy” campaign, which seeks to help the sector seize opportunities created by major technological shifts. We look forward to the continuation of the campaign, which brings all members together to meet the challenges in delivering the next era of infrastructure and buildings, as well as meeting the changing demands of public and private sector clients.