Board of Trustees

The CTBUH 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 continued growth.

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

Javier Quintana de Uña

Javier Quintana de Uña

Chief Executive Officer, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Chicago, United States

Scott Duncan

Scott Duncan

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

Charu Thapar

Charu Thapar

Executive Director, JLL

Mumbai, India

Industry Seat: Letting Agent / Property Management

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

Chairman, China State Construction Engineering Corporation

Shanghai, China

Industry Seat: Contractor / Construction

View Past CTBUH Trustees

View Past CTBUH Chairmen

22 December 2021

CTBUH Chairman Steve Watts extends holiday wishes to all CTBUH members and friends. On behalf of the Council, we all look to the new year hopeful for the best and excited to embrace change and new opportunities, fresh perspectives, and the boundless horizon of possibility.

20 December 2021

CTBUH Board of Trustees Met in December 2021

The CTBUH Board of Trustees met in December 2021 to review initiatives and milestones from the year. Additionally, they discussed strategic planning initiatives for 2022, including leadership expansion and more resources towards thought leadership, academic, and research activities.

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.

Board Member Qualifications

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

  • Have a high profile in the industry or related fields, 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 and adhere to CTBUH policies on confidentiality & disclosure of conflict and interest.
  • Represent a company or institution recognized as a leader in the tall building industry which is a CTBUH organizational member in good standing.
  • Willingness to advocate for, and work to grow, the Council and support programs to serve members.
  • Leadership experience with nonprofit boards and/or a track record of strong engagement with CTBUH.

Trustees reflect the Council's diverse membership from the following industries:

  • Architecture/Interiors
  • Contractor/Construction
  • Engineering
  • Investor/Funder/Insurer/Legal
  • Letting Agent/ Property Management
  • Materials/Systems Supplier
  • Occupier/Tenant
  • Owner/Developer
  • Project Management/Cost Consultant
  • Sustainability
  • Urban Design/Planning/Infrastructure
  • 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 two-year term, renewed at the discretion of the Board.

Trustees should expect to spend an average of 5 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.

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