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Key Personnel

The affairs of the Forum are directed by an Executive Committee consisting of the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Immediate Past Chairman and leaders of the Special Interest Groups.

Rob Withers


Rob Withers - Executive Director for ASUC

Message from the Chairman

Iain Maclean finished his two year term in office as Chairman at ASUC's AGM in May.

Rob Withers was elected Chairman of the SF at the AGM in May 2015, this is for a two year term.

Rob served as a previous Chairman of the SF in its early days following John Parvin into the post, when it carried a one year term only.

Rob’s background is in Construction with over 30 years’ experience from his family run business which specialised in Subsidence Repairs, Underpinning, Piling and Basement Construction. Rob’s business ceased to trade in 2012 and since that time has been the Executive Director for ASUC, the trade association representing contractors in the above disciplines. Technically trained at North East Surrey College in Building and Construction Rob went onto become MD of the Withers Group until 2012 when recessionary pressures meant the family took the hard decision to withdraw from that market. Still involved with the family’s property portfolio and through ASUC, Rob’s passionate about this specialist area of construction and its challenges. He is an active member (on behalf of ASUC) of Build UK and fully supports its Fair Payment Charter.

Vice Chairman Mark Scoble - Oriel Services Ltd
Immediate Past Chairman Iain MacLean - Iain MacLean Consultancy Ltd
Secretary John Fairley
Administrator Lauren Fairley
Membership Sarah Starling
Events & Meetings Emma Simmonds
Accounts Manager Shelagh Jones


TRAINING DAY 2016 - This was held on 20 October, BRE Watford - presentations will be uploaded shortly

DISSERTATION INITIATIVE - Congratulations to Robert Orr from Portsmouth University who won the Subsidence Forum Dissertation Prize 2016- see the Latest News page. 

CURRENT AFFAIRS MEETING 2016 - The last meeting was held on 1 September, BRE Watford details at More info on Events & Seminars

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2015 - 2017 To view click here

SUBSIDENCE HANDBOOK – A Practical Guide to subsidence in domestic property - 4th Edition available at a cost of £12.95 (inc p&p)



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