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
Chief Executive Officer, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Chicago, United States
CEO of International Operations, China State Construction Overseas Development Co., Ltd.
Industry Seat: Contractor / Construction
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
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.
Trustees are drawn from the Designated Experts of CTBUH organizational members in good standing.
Trustees serve as industry representatives from the following areas:
Officers are elected by the board from the trustees. Elected officer positions are: Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.
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:
Questions? Please contact the CTBUH Membership Department, [email protected].