A University of Wolverhampton lecturer has been appointed the first ever female president of an international group representing quantity surveyors.
Glynis Hampton from the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University has been appointed as the new President of Quantity Surveyors International (QSi).
Glynis, who joined the University in 2010 as Senior Lecturer in Quantity Surveying, brings a wealth of industrial experience, and will be the first academic to take up the position.
Glynis said: “I am genuinely honoured to take on the role of Global President and I look forward to working with fellow board members and colleagues at Quantity Surveyors International, to address the important issues of the sector that best represents the interests of its global members.
“QSi is strategically placed to meet the regional, national, and international challenges for growth, and we must all collectively play a role to ensure it is recognised as part of the solution, capitalising on future opportunities.”
QSi is the professional body for those specialising in the financial aspects of construction and engineering. The non-profit organisation has developed into an international establishment with members spanning the globe.
Head of the School of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Wolverhampton, Pauline Corbett, said: “This is a fantastic achievement and the School is incredibly proud that the first female president of Quantity Surveyors International is a member of our staff.
“It is fantastic to see Glynis’ hard work and passion for quantity surveying pay off and we have every confidence that she will lead QSi excellently.”
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