8 JUL 2019
Ahead of the Grand Final of the RICS Awards 2019, we've profiled the judges who'll be deciding who takes home the prizes at the glamourous ceremony on 4 October.
Each of our judges brings substantial experience from their industry sector, having worked with industry-leading firms and on leading projects in the UK throughout their careers. They also bring their attention to detail and a keen eye for projects that utilise the latest technology, stand out from the crowd, and inspire their local community.
David Brooks Wilson is Chair of the national RICS Awards judging panel and the Infrastructure category judge. He has extensive experience in major projects and was formally MD at Eurotunnel Developments. He now chairs Noble Wilson, a consultancy based in the UK and West Indies through which he acts as a Consultant to Arcadis (UK), Arup, Keltbray and Belsize Architects. He also chairs the Estates Committee of Goodenough College where he is a Director, Governor and Trustee. He is a member of the MCC Estates Committee and a member of the City of London Corporation's Property Investment Board and Capital Buildings Committee.
Adrian is the panel's Building Conservation Judge. He is a past Chairman of the RICS Building Conservation Forum and has 30 years building repair and conservation experience. He has played an active part in the RICS/SPAB Building Conservation Summer School and at West Dean College and was previously one of the two RICS judges on Channel 4's Restoration of the Year TV programme.
Kerry is a partner at Gardiner & Theobald and manages a team overseeing several sectors, specialising in the residential market including the conversion and refurbishment of listed properties. With over 30 years' experience in the construction industry, Kerry started her career with John Laing Construction in 1988 and moving into consultancy in 2011. Having had experience both sides of the fence she fully appreciates the challenges involved in delivering a successful building project from inception to completion along with an understanding of the ongoing maintenance requirements and performance criteria for the building following practical completion. Kerry is an APC Assessor, Mentor for the G&T Mentoring Programme and is a senior management representative for the G&T Women's Development Programme.
Richard is one of the Commercial Property Partners at Pennycuick Collins and is the panels Commercial category Judge. A former Chair of the Regional RICS Awards Judging panel in the West Midlands, he has been involved in the RICS Awards for several years and is also former Chair of RICS UK & Ireland World Regional Board. Richard specialises in commercial property management together with Landlord and Tenant issues across the UK while Pennycuick Collins are involved in all aspects of the commercial and residential property markets.
Michael is the panel's Community Benefit category Judge. Formerly a director with DTZ and a past Chairman of the RICS West Midlands Regional Board. Michael is an accredited mediator dealing mainly with boundary disputes. From 2006-2015 he was also surveyor to the Stratford Town Trust, a charity formed in the 16th century.
Gordon is the panel's Design through Innovation Judge. Gordon has extensive experience of planning, public realm and building projects, most recently as Director of Planning and City Development at Westminster City Council in London. He remains an expert adviser on planning and development issues.
Malcolm is the Deputy Chairman of the national judging panel and Chairman and CEO of The Wilky Group where he has completed over 80 commercial projects, including the UK's largest primary healthcare centre. Malcolm is a CBI Regional Council Member and former Chairman of Enterprise M3 Land & Property Group.
Hugh has joined the national panel, having for the previous 10 years been a judge for the RICS Awards London Region, including three years as Chair of the regional panel. His career has spanned valuation, property management and development, and arbitration in the firms Kemsley Whiteley & Ferris and Matthews & Goodman. He was Hon Treasurer to the RICS from 1996 to 2000. He was also Chairman of the charity Winged Fellowship Trust, now known as ReVitalise, from 1989 to 2004
Tracey Hartley is the panel's Residential Judge. Having chosen to specialise and qualify in residential property, she has many years' experience in lettings, agency, property management and institutional investment. Tracey is Head of Residential at the Howard de Walden Estate and previously chaired the RICS Residential Property Management Working Group. She is also lead author of the IRPM's Build to Rent qualification and a trustee of the Quintin Hogg Trust.
Colin is the Tourism & Leisure category judge and a Chartered Surveyor. Colin has held senior positions at JLL and Gerald Eve LLP is currently partner at Sanderson Weatherall. Clients have sought Colin's specialist advice on a range of buildings from listed lighthouses to the Top of the Pops studio. Colin is a former Chairman of the RICS Yorkshire & Humber Regional Board and Chair of the Judging panel for the RICS Awards, Yorkshire and Humber. He was awarded an honorary Doctorate for services to surveying in 2012.