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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


Mark Scoble BEng (Hons) CEng MIStructE - Design Office Manager for Oriel Services Ltd

Message from the Chairman

Rob Withers finished his two year term in office as Chairman at The Subsidence Forum AGM in May.

Mark Scoble was elected Chairman of the SF at the AGM in May 2017 where he starts his two year term.

Mark’s background is in construction with over 23 years experience of handling subsidence related repairs and preparing structural schemes. Mark’s expertise is identifying the most appropriate repair solution to a building following damage by an insured peril, preparing the design and/or drawing, obtaining all statutory approvals and liaising with all parties to get the scheme installed.

Mark studied a honours degree in Civil and General Engineering at Oxford Brookes University, and became a Chartered Structural Engineer in 2002. During his sandwich year at university, he worked for British Waterways. After university he spent 3 years working at a Structural Consultancy in East Sussex before joining Cunningham Ellis & Buckle in 1999.

Outside of work, Mark has a keen interest in the restoration of derelict waterways and canals and for over 21 years was an active volunteer of many working parties including IWA and WRG. This gave Mark his practical knowledge to site operations from operating plant, to bricklaying, fixing rebar, etc.

Mark is passionate about his specialist and practical knowledge of construction, its challenges and providing guidance to others where required.  In addition, Mark is on the ASUC Exec Board representing the Associate members.

Vice Chairman Ron Mace - Shire Structures Ltd
Immediate Past Chairman Rob Withers - Executive Director for ASUC
Training & Education Group Chair Alan Cripps - The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Tree Roots Claims Group Chair Ian Brett-Pitt - Best Answer Subsidence Engineering Ltd (BASE)
Current Affairs Group Chair Mick Millership - City Scaffolding and Asbestos
Customer Focus Group Chair Nigel Barham - Crawford & Company
Other Executive Committee Giles Carter - BVS Subsidence
  Neil Crawford - Crawford & Co
  Geoff Davies - Ellipta Ltd
  Clive Edmonds - Peter Brett Associates LLP
  Tom Griffiths - Constructive Response Ltd
  Daniel Hadfield - Uretek UK
  Liam Hanlon - The Forshaw Group Ltd
  Patrick Isaacs - Cunningham Lindsey
  Shaun Kelly - Hawthorn Estates (NW) Ltd
  Simon Macaulay - Aviva General Insurance
  Iain MacLean - Iain MacLean Consultancy Ltd
  Matthew Proctor - Chelmer Site Investigation Laboratories Ltd
  Steve Wright - Lloyds Banking Group
Secretary / Events Lauren Fairley
Accounts Manager Shelagh Jones
Membership Sarah Starling
Design & Social Media Florence Zealey


DATES FOR YOU DIARIES 2017- For dates of all of the upcoming meetings and events in 2017 please click here

DISSERTATION INITIATIVE 2017 - The dissertation scheme is to offer a cash prize of £500 for the best undergraduate, final year dissertation for 2017. see the Latest News page. 

TRAINING DAY 2017 - Will be held on 19 October, BRE Watford - to view the list of presentations and to download the booking form please 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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