Competency Working Group members

Mike Buss MEng (Hons) MSc CEng MICE MCIOB PCQI (Chair)

A chartered Civil Engineer and Construction Manager, Mike progressed from graduate engineer to project managing whole buildings and has worked in numerous sectors including residential, retail, health, commercial, defence and rail. Mike also has design experience having worked within the heavy civils department of a design consultant.

Mike first moved into quality management as a compliance manger of a PFI project. Subsequent roles included leading quality for the aviation sector of a major contractor and a £500m flagship residential development. Mike’s current role is Head of Quality for Taylor Woodrow. Mike has recently completed an MSc in Strategic Quality Management with the University of Portsmouth.

Tony Hoyle BSc (Hons) CEng MICE RACQI (Deputy Chair, Construction Quality Know-how and website editor)

Tony is a chartered civil engineer. Now retired, he has 37 years broadly based professional experience, specialising in quality management and assurance during the last 17 years while employed by Halcrow, latterly on the Crossrail project.

He has worked in the UK, Kuwait, Tanzania and Greece, with short assignments to the UAE, Jordan, Pakistan, Romania, and India.

Karen McDonald MSc BEng (Hons) CQP MCQI Tech IOSH (Deputy Chair, Construction Quality Awareness)

Karen works for Skanska UK as a Quality Manager with over 20 years’ experience in quality within the telecommunications, consultancy, highways, infrastructure and building sectors and has a deep understanding of the role that the quality professional has in the delivery of successful projects.

Karen became a member of the CQI in 2007 following completion of an MSc in Quality and Business Excellence and supports the Milton Keynes branch having previously been a committee member responsible for arranging events.   Karen also has a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Karen is  a STEM Mentor and regularly volunteers with Science Oxford.

Keith Hamlyn BEd (Phys) FIQA CQP MICW MPWI Lead Auditor (IRCA)

Keith Hamlyn is Chairman of Circle Green Energy Management Systems Ltd and has been a quality manager since 1983.  Recently retired from Bechtel, he worked on the HS1 and Hinkley Point projects, station refurbishment on the Tube, and with Gatwick Airport.

Prior to joining Bechtel, he worked in the defence industry, electronic manufacturing, audit training and air traffic control. He taught Physics and served time in the military.

Keith is a Fellow of the CQI and a certified 6σ Green Belt.  He enjoys working with Raynet and walking in the Chilterns.

David Myers  BSc (Hons) ACGI FIMechE ACQI: Heathrow Development Head of Quality

David Myers joined Heathrow in 2010 to lead a programme to install a new hi-tech integrated baggage system for Terminal 3.  Since then he has led a number of programmes before taking his current role as Head of Quality

Previously David was with JCB Excavators as Engineering Manager for the Earthmover division where he lead the project and engineering team for wheeled loading shovels and articulated dump trucks

Prior to that, he was with Ford Motor Company, where he held a number of positions within the powertrain world including leading the programme, design and development teams for Fiesta and Ka.

David believes that driving greater quality for Heathrow and its partners presents a huge opportunity to improve their capability to deliver high value products and processes on time and to cost.

Eur Ing Paul Greenwood EMBA CEng MIET FCMI FCQI MICW

Paul Greenwood is a change agent, management consultant and professional engineer. He has over twenty years experience of the leadership, management and provision of strategy, operations and systems services to leading construction and service businesses, and their projects, in the UK and internationally.

He is a member of the Constructing Excellence Collaborative Working Champions Group, vice-Chair of London Constructing Excellence Club, an Associate Director of the Institute for Collaborative Working, and Convener of ISO TC 286 – developing the ISO 44001 series of standards for Collaborative Business Relationships.

Paul’s history includes consultancy, best practice, change management, manufacturing and engineering roles, in the construction, housing and hi-tech electronics sectors, in the UK, Far East, Middle East and US.


A chartered quality and safety & health professional Gavin initially worked as a project engineer on missile rail-launch systems for the Royal Navy’s Sea Harrier programme. Subsequently he worked on site-based electro-mechanical and civils operations for UK railway signalling projects with GEC ALSTHOM; first becoming involved in quality in 1995 through implementing management systems within the rail sector.

Since 2006 he has been a Regional Quality Manager for BAM Nuttall being involved in many projects throughout the UK from marine works, highways and flood prevention to waste treatment and nuclear defence. He provides system, process and technical assistance to their regional divisions and actively supports the ongoing developments in information management processes associated with digital construction.

Gavin joined the CQI in 2005 and is also a member of the Process and Technology panel with CIRIA.

Ian Mills BSc (Hons) MCQI CQP

Ian is Head of Quality for Balfour Beatty. He has been a quality practitioner since the 1980’s and a Member of the CQI since 2002. His main area of expertise is in construction but he also has experience in rail, power, gas, water and nuclear. He was previously employed by ARC and then Transmanche Link on the Channel Tunnel before joining Balfour Beatty in 1993. He is passionate about good quality management being embedded in everything we do and allowing competent people to take accountability, ownership and pride in their work.

In his current role Ian has led the internal cultural change programme of defect-free delivery, championed the drive towards digitisation of front line quality, supported the development of quality professionals with alignment to the CQI competency framework, supported the development of one Business Management Systems and instigated Balfour Beatty becoming a corporate member of the CQI and the GIRI.

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