Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
CTBUH Confirms Three New Trustees
February 2013
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The CTBUH has confirmed the next generation of industry leaders to join its Board of Trustees; the group that oversees and directs the Council’s strategy. The three new trustees are: Cathy Yang of the Taipei Financial Center Corporation, Craig Gibbons of Arup and David Malott of Kohn Pedersen Fox.

The tenure of three members of the nine-member CTBUH Board of Trustees expired at the end of 2012, creating an opportunity for candidates interested in assuming a leadership role with the Council. The departing Trustees—Prof. Sang Dae Kim, Sabah Al Rayes and Peter Irwin—have established a benchmark for service and commitment to the Council, setting a high standard for their potential replacements. New board members will be called upon to lead the continued growth of the Council and to support initiatives that best serve members.

Applications for the open board positions were received from all over the world, representing the wide array of disciplines served by the Council.

“The board was very impressed with the depth of quality and experience of the applicants,” said Timothy Johnson, Chairman of the CTBUH and Design Partner with NBBJ. “Choosing only three to serve on the board was a very difficult decision.”

The nine-member Board of Trustees is responsible for creating the long-term vision and strategy for the Council and its members. The Board oversees the governance of the Council, including the annual audit of operations and finances, and develops programs to ensure the continued growth of the Council and its long history of serving professionals and academics involved in the development of tall buildings internationally.

“The three new board members illustrate the diversity and best qualities found in the Council’s membership,” said CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood. “All three are well respected experts in the tall building industry. We really look forward to working with them.”

Cathy Yang
Taipei Financial Center Corporation
Taipei, Taiwan, China

Cathy Yang has over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry. Her extensive experience covers different areas including development, investment, office leasing, residential project launch and property management. She has been working for TAIPEI 101 since 1999 and her responsibility is to market and manage this former world’s tallest building. In the past few years, Cathy has been to a dozen international conferences to present TAIPEI 101 and to share her experiences with audience in the real estate industry worldwide. Cathy Yang majored in economics at National Taiwan University and has a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University.

Craig Gibbons
Brisbane, Australia

Currently the Brisbane Buildings Group leader for Arup, Craig has been the Project Director responsible for the design and delivery of a number of prestigious landmark developments. These include projects in the Middle East, Hong Kong, China and Korea. Included is the award winning Cheung Kong Centre, the 412m International Finance Centre as well as the unique CCTV building in Beijing. Craig has written over 40 papers on aspects of engineering design including high rise construction-led design principals. He has been an invited speaker at many conferences around the world.

David Malott
Kohn Pedersen Fox
New York City, USA

David Malott specializes in the design and execution of supertall buildings and complex projects. With over 15 years of experience as an architectural designer then as project director, he is a leading contributor to KPF’s strong presence in China, Japan, and Hong Kong. Since joining KPF in 1998, he has served as Senior Designer for some of the firm’s most prestigious projects. Presently, he is Project Director / Lead Designer of the Ping An International Finance Center in Shenzhen, which will rank as the tallest building in China upon completion. In addition to his design work, Mr. Malott assists in the management and operations of KPF’s Shanghai office.