Co-founder and director at Marcel Mauer Architecture
I joined G4C in 2011. It was interesting for an architect to understand the rest of the industry. Through G4C I met many talented young professionals ranging from clients, engineers, main contractors, facility managers and manufacturers. G4C provided the perfect platform for long lasting professional relationships, which now constitute the back bone of my professional network. More importantly G4C became for me a precious place for discussion and collaborative thinking. I had the honour to be co-Chair of G4C from 2013 to 2015. Great work was done in digitisation and open data. Among the many dear memories from those two years of exciting work I will never forget the comment I received at the end of the annual conference at the Lord Cricket Ground. A distinct gentleman approached me and said: “I really enjoyed your speech, Antonio. Your determination and passion are not often found in our industry. You sound a bit like a priest. I mean… in a good way”.
Head of Infrastructure South & UK Cost & Commercial Management, Turner & Townsend
I joined G4C to connect into a talented peer group and use it as a platform to voice industry improvement ideas. It provided me with the opportunity to genuinely drive industry improvement, through obtaining access to those at the very top of industry including CEO’s of organisations, Government and heads of institutions. We created a conduit for the next generation to be heard and effect positive change. G4C also connected me into a strong peer group of like-minded people across the industry who I am still in contact with today. Without doubt, my time within and chairing G4C accelerated my career. My advice to the next generation would be to challenge the status quo, absorb as many experiences our industry provides, connect into your peer group across industry, word hard but make time for fun
Global HR Director, Turner & Townsend
Joined g4c to improve collaboration across disciplines in a fragmented industry.
I gained a great network and exposure to senior industry names at a relatively early stage in my career as a result of joining g4c.
Advice for the next generation is be ambitious and be the change you wish to see! Don’t wait for others to make it happen for you.
Director, Infrastructure South Operations, Turner & Townsend
I joined G4C because of the potential to draw together the efforts of communities of emerging talent from across the industry. As a young site engineer dealing with challenges and conflicts at a project level and having frequent thoughts such as ‘how on earth could a designer miss this?’ I used G4C as an opportunity to engage with others to understand their constraints and how we might all work together better to achieve excellence. G4C gave me the opportunity to learn, raise profile outside my company, and have experiences I would not have got through my day to day work – organising an event in the Science Museum and creating lasting friendships being some of many highlights.