Board of Trustees

The CTBUH Board of Trustees sets the vision and direction and is ultimately responsible for the effective and ethical governance of the organization. As CTBUH expands opportunities for member involvement, the Board of Trustees will oversee a dynamic network of committees, assemblies, and an advisory group, ensuring that activities undertaken by these entities align with CTBUH’s strategic priorities. The board ensures the sustainability of CTBUH by adopting sound governance and financial management policies to advance its mission.

The Board of Trustees comprises 13 seats reflective of the Council's membership and the CEO who sits ex-officio.

* To see 12 Assemblies, view full CTBUH Leadership Structure

Steve Watts

Steve Watts

Partner, Alinea Consulting

London, United Kingdom

Industry Seat: Project Management / Cost Consulting

Charu Thapar

Charu Thapar

Regional Director, JLL

Mumbai, India

Industry Seat: Letting Agent / Property Management

Antony Wood

Antony Wood

Chief Executive Officer, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Chicago, United States

Industry Seat: CEO (Ex Officio)

Scott Duncan

Scott Duncan

Design Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Chicago, United States

Industry Seat: Architecture / Interiors

Mounib Hammoud

Mounib Hammoud

CEO, Jeddah Economic Company

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Industry Seat: Owner / Developer

Shonn Mills

Shonn Mills

Global Director, Ramboll

Singapore, Singapore

Industry Seat: Urban Design / Planning / Infrastructure

Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse

Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse

Managing Director, Building MEP, China Region, WSP

Hong Kong, China

Industry Seat: Engineering

Shaofeng Wang

Shaofeng Wang

CEO of International Operations, China State Construction Overseas Development Co., Ltd.

Shanghai, China

Industry Seat: Contractor / Construction

28 July 2021

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat recently announced a transformational new organizational structure, a recommitment to thought leadership and research for future cities, new opportunities for member engagement, and a major expansion in leadership.

21 July 2021

CTBUH would like to tell you about a pivotal new model for the organization that is more member-driven and offers greater opportunities for a broader range of members to make a meaningful difference in the Council’s activities.

21 July 2021

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat welcomes applications and nominations for its next Chief Executive Officer.

11 February 2021

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat mourns the loss of Leslie Earl Robertson, the CTBUH Chairman from 1985 to 1990, who died early Thursday, 11 February 2021.

22 December 2020

CTBUH Chairman Steve Watts, Partner, alinea Consulting, reflects on the events of 2020, the achievements of the Council, and plans for 2021.

5 August 2020

As the world rethinks what the future of construction looks like, a panel of global experts share approaches to construction automation, factorization, and modularization.

30 July 2020

CTBUH announces the formation of an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) committee, which will facilitate the Council’s desire to foster a welcoming environment and promote a community of respect that honors the humanity of all.

10 June 2020

CTBUH hosted its second in a series of digital events about adapting the urban realm to a post-pandemic world. During this panel discussion, top experts share their perspective on the smart solutions they see consistently generating value and how they will help bring the workforce back to a safe and productive environment. This panel discussion was moderated by past CTBUH Chairman David Malott, Founder & CEO, AI.

22 April 2020

Scott Duncan, Partner, SOM and Shonn Mills, Global Director—High-Rise, Ramboll Group have joined the CTBUH Board of Trustees, the organization’s highest-level decision-making body.

6 April 2020

Note from CTBUH Chairman, while we are forced apart by the COVID-19 pandemic, we can still work together.

Board Member Qualifications

Trustees are drawn from the Designated Experts of CTBUH organizational members in good standing.

  • Have a high profile in the industry, with an established track record of contributing to the inception, design, research, construction, occupation or operation of the built environment.
  • Maintain the highest ethical standing in the industry.
  • Advocate for, and work to grow, the Council and support programs to serve members.
  • Advance the international scope and diversity of the Council.
  • Demonstrate leadership experience with nonprofit or association boards and/or have a track record of strong engagement with the CTBUH.

Trustees serve as industry representatives from the following areas:

  • Architecture/Interiors (not accepting applications at this time)
  • Contractor/Construction (not accepting applications at this time)
  • Engineering
  • Investor/Funder/Insurer/Legal
  • Letting Agent/ Property Management
  • Materials/Systems Supplier
  • Occupier/Tenant
  • Owner/Developer
  • Project Management/Cost Consultant (not accepting applications at this time)
  • Sustainability
  • Urban Design/Planning/Infrastructure (not accepting applications at this time)
  • Government/Nonprofit

Officers are elected by the board from the trustees. Elected officer positions are: Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.

Terms and Time Commitment

Trustees serve a three-year term. Elected officers serve a two-year term.

Trustees should expect to spend an average of 10 hours per month on CTBUH business. During certain times of the year, such as during annual or awards conferences, this time commitment may be greater.

Service on the related board committees also affects the time commitment. These committees are:

  • Executive: Comprises the elected officers of the board and the CEO; this committee is a nimbler decision-making group that meets between regularly scheduled board meetings.
  • Finance: Reviews the financial performance of the organization and makes recommendations to the board.
  • Governance: Reviews candidates for the board, nominates officers and conducts board orientation and assessment.
  • Accreditation and Certification: Initially, tasked with creation of a credentialing strategy for the organization.
  • Development and Fundraising: Helps grow financial support for the Council’s initiatives.
  • Membership: Reports on membership trends to the board, working with staff; assists with member recruitment.


Applications for trustees will remain open through 15 September 2021. Applicants will be contacted in October 2021 about the status of their application. All those selected for the board will participate in an orientation session, held virtually, in November 2021.

Questions? Please contact the CTBUH Membership Department, [email protected].