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Suzannah Nichol MBE

Build UK, Chief Executive

Suzannah is the Chief Executive of Build UK, the leading representative organisation for the UK construction industry.

Inspired by a site visit during a week’s work experience, she achieved a degree in Construction Management before starting her career as a site engineer. She then qualified as a health and safety professional before taking over the reins at the National Specialist Contractors’ Council. After 13 years leading the specialist sector, Suzannah was the driving force behind the merger to form Build UK, bringing the industry together within one organisation. Under her leadership, Build UK is at the forefront of improving business performance, increasing productivity and recruiting, training and retaining talent across the industry.

A passionate advocate for construction, Suzannah is recognised and respected for her work with government, media and key industry stakeholders. She was awarded an MBE in 2005, was one of the first Timewise Power Part-Timers, is a member of the Construction Leadership Council and the Women’s Business Council.

Suzannah loves being outdoors, one of the reasons she joined the construction industry, spending as much of her time as she can in the fresh air walking her devoted golden retriever Ted, playing netball or sailing.  During the last year her desk in the garden has become a familiar site on all those zoom calls.