Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Two New Members Sought for Expanded Board of Trustees

Take a Leadership Role in the Council’s Highest Decision-Making Body!
May 3, 2017
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The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is now seeking two new individuals to join the highest decision-making body in the Council, the Board of Trustees, following a decision to expand the board from 9 to 11 members. Individuals with an interest in contributing to the CTBUH at the highest level in this voluntary role should submit an initial expression of interest, as well as a one-page overview of what they would hope to achieve as a CTBUH Trustee, to CTBUH Global Initiatives Assistant Nicole McLellan, ( by Friday, June 2.

CTBUH is committed to increasing the gender, ethnic, and national diversity of representation on the Board of Trustees, as well as across all of its initiatives. In addition, persons from the following under-represented backgrounds and geographies are particularly encouraged to apply to the Board:

  •   Owner / Developer / Investor
  •   Occupier / Building Management
  •   Technology Firms
  •   South America
  •   Asia / Australia
Disciplines / Geographies of the Current Board (Click to Enlarge)

About the Board
The 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 organization and its long history of serving professionals and academics involved in the development of tall buildings internationally.

Board members serve three-year terms, which are renewable at the discretion of the Board.

Board Member Qualifications
  1.    Board members must have a high profile in the industry, with an established track record of
         contributing to the conception, design, research, construction or operation of tall buildings
  2.    Maintain the highest ethical standing in the industry
  3.    Represent a company or institution recognized as a leader in the tall building industry which is a
         CTBUH organizational member in good standing, preferably at the Supporting Contributor level
  4.    Serve in a role that will help grow the Council and sponsor programs to serve members
  5.    Ensure a balanced representation on the Board of both disciplines and geographic regions,
         reflecting the international remit and diversity of the Council

Board Member Responsibilities
  1.    Work to develop programs and events to benefit the Council and its members
  2.    Lead and oversee specific projects for the Council, such as conferences, research projects, or
  3.    Serve as a spokesperson for the Council and promote its mission and goals
  4.    Recruit at least five new high-level members a year
  5.    Recruit sponsors for major Council projects, including conferences
  6.    Attend twice-annual physical Board meetings, and interim virtual meetings
  7.    Steer specific Board of Trustees ad-hoc committees established to progress strategic,
         time-sensitive Council issues
  8.    Write occasional Leader’s Messages and articles for the CTBUH Journal, newsletter, and other
         Council publications
  9.    Be involved generally in relevant Council initiatives, including conferences, awards, working groups,
         and publications
  10.  The time commitment for a CTBUH Board of Trustee member is approximated at 80-100 hours per
         year (not including event attendance, etc.)

Board Member Benefits
  1.    Steer the direction of the Council at the highest level
  2.    Reinforce yourself as a Leader in the tall building industry
  3.    Network at the highest levels
  4.    Enjoy a high profile at all CTBUH events
  5.    Create programs that educate and benefit the industry at large
  6.    Be recognized as a Trustee in CTBUH materials
  7.    Profile featured in the CTBUH Journal “Meet the CTBUH” section
  8.    Become a point of contact for new business

Application Process
Candidates should submit their name, a brief biography and a maximum one-page statement on what they would hope to achieve during their tenure as a CTBUH Trustee, to CTBUH Global Initiatives Assitant, Nicole McLellan at Letters of recommendation are also encouraged. The Board of Trustees will review the submissions and develop a short-list of candidates for further review.

Call for Submissions:
Deadline for
Evaluation of
Submissions and short-listing:
Formal Announcement of New Trustees:
First Trustees Meeting (Day Before Sydney Conf.):
Start of three-year tenure:

May 3, 2017
June 2, 2017
June 3-30, 2017
August 3, 2017
October 29, 2017
October 29, 2017
See the current CTBUH Board of Trustees