2020 Judges

Mark Beard

Mark Beard

Chairman & Chief Executive – E W Beard (Holdings) Ltd
Mark is President of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). He is a Chartered Environmentalist and has been Chairman / Chief Executive of Beard since 1999. Mark’s key achievements include developing a culture which is focused on staff development, customer service and continuous business improvement. Mark was Oxfordshire Businessman of the Year in 2004.  Beard is a £150m / annum construction company with offices in Oxford, Guildford, Swindon and Bristol. Beard was West of England Business of the year in 2014 Mark is a Patron of Radley College Real Tennis Court and a playing member of the MCC.
James Benham

James Benham

CEO – JBKnowledge
CEO of JBKnowlege, James Benham, is an ambassador for technology adoption and innovation for the construction and insurance industries. JBKnowledge was co-founded by James out of his dorm room at Texas A&M University in 2001. The company has grown into a premier provider of technology solutions for the construction and insurance industries, with clients across North America, the Caribbean and Middle East. James shares his passion for technology by professional speaking appearances domestically and abroad. You can also find James hosting The ConTechCrew, and InsureTechGeek podcasts, or working as an Adjunct Professor of Construction Science at Texas A&M.
Stuart Binstock

Stuart Binstock

President and CEO – Construction Financial Management Association
Stuart Binstock is President and CEO of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA).  He has extensive experience in management issues, including strategic planning, government affairs, educational programming and delivery, financial management, membership development, non-dues revenue growth, program development, and process improvements. Since Stuart became President and CEO of CFMA, the association’s membership has grown from 6,400 to over 8,000 today.  He has served in executive positions for such trade and professional associations as the National Electrical Contractors Association, Associated General Contractors of America, and American Institute of Architects.
Mohamed ElZomor

Mohamed ElZomor

Assistant Professor – Florida International University
Dr. Mohamed is an Assistant Professor at Florida International University, Moss School of Construction, Infrastructure and Sustainability. Mohamed holds a diverse cross-disciplinary academic knowledge from Engineering to Architecture to Construction Management. With more than a decade of professional managerial experience in the construction industry, he developed a tool that identifies scope and associated risk for infrastructure systems. His passion couples sustainability in the built environment and health/safety with technologies, which was reflected in successful million-dollar research endeavor. Dr. Mohamed’s goal is to foster active, creative and inclusive learning environments for future workforces and embrace sustainability into construction for societal good.
Susan Jackson

Susan Jackson

Joint Managing Director – Campion Homes Limited
Susan is Joint Managing Director of family owned regional housebuilder, Campion Homes.  She is a qualified Chartered Accountant and spent 12 years with Deloitte earlier in her career.  At Campion she leads on Finance, HR, IT and works closely with the senior exec team on all areas of housing development.  She is leading a change programme across the business to modernise its operational capability and provide the business with a strong secure base to sustain the growth it has experienced over the last few years. Susan serves as a Non-Executive Director for Commonwealth Games Scotland.
Neil Pike

Neil Pike

Head of Sustainability and Business Improvement – Morgan Sindall Fitout
Neil has over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, half of which have been at Morgan Sindall. Neil has worked within local government, consultancy and contracting gaining vast knowledge and experience of all aspects of the construction industry. Neil is responsible for quality processes and delivery of efficiency and risk management projects. He heads up the Business Improvement Team embracing innovation and improvements for the company and interested parties. Neil has designed and developed bespoke software applications during his time within fitout, providing the foundation for construction excellence and continual improvement.