Sam Dibaj elected to the CIOB Board of Trustees

Topic People

Date 03 May 2022

Sam Dibaj, a Project Manager in Galliford Try’s Environment business unit, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), from his current position as Chair of the Leeds CIOB Hub.

This three-year tenure will allow Sam to assist the Institute in influencing the industry on the pressing, upfront issues within the industry and drive forward the development of the Corporate Plan.

The Institute has recently gone through a period of change where Sam has been involved at both a local and regional level, and now has the once in a lifetime opportunity to be involved in shaping the Institute for its’ future.

Sam is also a member of the CIOB Non-Chartered Grade Working Group and has held previous positions on the CIOB Member Engagement Committee, Education, Qualification, Standards and Practice Board and past Chair of the European CIOB Hub Committee. Having achieved fellowship of the CIOB at the age of 32, Sam has also worked on the Entry Grade Value Proposition Plan and Mentoring Group and is also a Chartered Environmentalist.

Since starting as a site engineer in 2008, Sam has had a passion for the industry he works in and finds this important as a manager and leader, not just within his working team, but also when sharing his knowledge by delivering presentations, talks to students and prospective future entrants into the industry.

Sam commented, “It has been a privilege to serve my local hub and community where my long-standing relationships with educational institutions will continue. My commitment to the institute will be to champion the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategy and harvest the opportunities this will bring to support a more open industry. My focus will be on ensuring that we have a sustainable industry, equal and more diverse, with the necessary skills - digital skills, net zero skills and traditional skills, required to prosper.”

Steve Slessor, Managing Director of the Environment Business Unit said: “Sam will make an excellent Trustee having held various positions in the CIOB and this appointment is a measure of Sam’s professionalism, integrity and respect. Having been involved in the Institute for a long time myself, I know Sam is well placed to uphold the tenets of the Institute and provide encouragement and guidance to his fellow Trustees.”

The Trustees of the CIOB are legally responsible for the management of the Institute and have to make sure that finances are sound, and every aspect of business is carried out in accordance with the regulations relating to Charities and the Royal Charter.