Professor Peter McDermott
BSc (Hons), PhD
Peter is Professor of Construction Management in the School of the Built Environment, at the University of Salford
He is a founder member and Joint Coordinator of the World CIB Working Commission (W92) into Construction Procurement. From this international perspective and from the academic base at Salford, Peter seeks to apply the results of research into the policy and practice nationally and regionally in the UK. Peter draws upon his own and others research work, demonstrating how effective procurement can be the lever for improved social and economic performance in the construction and infrastructure sectors. These ideas have been well rehearsed in the international literature, but are now playing out through public policy, with new developments around industrial strategy and an increasing emphasis on social value.
Peter will draw upon his experiences from having developed procurement and performance management systems with major regional and national public sector clients, and working national and regional infrastructure strategies. He will especially draw upon his experience as a developer of and independent member of the Board for the North West Construction Hub (NWCH) strategic framework and from chairing the change agency that is Constructing Excellence in the North-West of England.