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UKTC - Impartiality Committee with New Chairman & Members


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Current UKTC Impartiality Committee (From left to right - Claire McKenna, Stephen Kerr, Mark Milne)

We are delighted to announce that after the latest meeting of our Impartiality Committee on Wednesday the 8th of November 2023, Mr Stephen Kerr of Wylie Shanks Architects has agreed to take over the role of Chairman of the Committee.



Stephen has 30 years’ experience in the world of architecture and works across an extensive range and value of projects ranging from healthcare to public authority, conservation, education, industrial and residential projects. Stephen routinely acts as an impartial Contract Administrator on construction contracts as well as being professionally bound to act with integrity at all times by his professional Code of Conduct. Therefore, he is well positioned to perform the impartial duties expected from the Committee for which he chairs.


Stephen takes over a very important role at UKTC that was held by our previous Chairman Bill McDonagh and, as the business expands, we look forward to the Committee being taken to the next level under his leadership.


Welcome to new Committee Member


We are also delighted to welcome a new member Mark Milne - Impact Manager at BE-ST to the Committee. Mark has over 20 years' experience in construction and academia, gaining extensive knowledge in product design and evaluation, research, development, materials, manufacturing and testing. Mark is currently an Impact Manager on the MMC team at Built Environment - Smarter Transformation (BE-ST), responsible for the management and delivery of MMC projects, providing expertise, assistance, supervision and guidance to create impact and drive transformational change across the built environment. Mark's wide ranging industry experience is sure to be an asset to the Committee and we look forward to his input.


Tribute to our previous Chairman Bill McDonagh

Bill McDonagh

Our previous Chairman Bill McDonagh has retired and resigned from his position on our impartiality committee. Bill has given us his wise counsel since the Impartiality Committee was constituted in 2020 in the way only Bill could. His long and distinguished career has consistently demonstrated a deep commitment to the noble mission of saving lives and in all the various aspects of fire safety management. We have been very privileged to have his valued service and leadership over the past three years. We wish to thank him on behalf of the Committee and send all our very best wishes to both him and his wife for a long, healthy, and happy retirement.


Thank you to previous member Stephen Holmes


Stephen Holmes has resigned from his position on the Impartiality Committee after three years of service. Stephen has given us his wise counsel since the Impartiality Committee was constituted in 2020. His long career in the construction industry has ensured that we have had invaluable input from this industry perspective to our impartiality processes. We have been very privileged to have his valued service over the past three years. We wish to thank him on behalf of the Committee and send all our very best wishes to him.

Stephen Holmes


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