MEMBERS OF THE BOARD - ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The BCO’s Board of Management embraces a broad range of disciplines, reflecting the membership as a whole. Most members of the Board are elected although some, such as the regional chapter representatives, are ex officio. Elected members serve a three-year term (after which they can re-stand), and the Board is chaired by the incumbent President. The BCO is a not-for-profit organisation, and its legal structure is that of a company limited by guarantee. The members of the Board constitute the Directors of the company.

As Directors of the company, the members of the Board have responsibility for overseeing the BCO’s financial affairs and the appointment of the officers. Most members of the Board are also closely involved with the BCO’s work in one or more specific areas – these might include the Awards Competition, involvement with an expert committee or the Annual Conference. More than this, all members of the Board act as “ambassadors for the BCO”, promoting and encouraging the continued growth and influence of the UK’s representative body for the office sector.

The BCO's board is currently led by the following officers. Members are invited to put themselves forward for positions on the Board. Ballot papers are circulated to all members for their votes. Appointed members will be notified at the Annual General Meeting held in July each year.


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PRESIDENT
Despina Katsikakis
Cushman & Wakefield


    Peter Crowther    

Senior Vice President
Peter Crowther
Bruntwood

 

                   
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Junior Vice President
Helen Hare
GPE

            
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Honorary Treasurer
Bruce Paterson
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BCO Chief Executive

Richard Kauntze

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Immediate Past President

Mark Kowal

Sheppard Robson

 

 

 

Jon Allgood
Seaforth    

Philip Armitage
Max Fordham

Clare Ashmore
Parkeray
       

Jason Balls
EPR Architects

Nathalie Baxter
Home Group

Dan Bayley
JLL

Frances Brown
Hoare Lea

Mike Burton
AECOM

Hannah Buxton
RX London

Racheal Cadey
Tonik Edge

Dr Asif Din
Perkins & Will

Jon Eaglesham 
Barr Gazetas

           

Chris Early
FreshWave

Oliver Hall
Make Architects

Rob Harris
Ramidus Consulting

Phillip Howells
CBRE

Benjamin Lesser
Derwent London

Michelle Marwood
Norton Rose Fulbright

Andy McBain
NatWest Group

Jonathan Moister
Curtins
 

Neil Pennell
Landsec          

Alex Soltynski
Knight Frank

Gillian Stewart
Michael Laird Architects

Robert van Zyl
Cundall
 

Richard Warwick
Owers Warwick Architects

John Wright
Stride Treglown