Nima announces changes for Rutland, Hooper and Glennon

Changes at nima for (left to right) Casey Rutland, Emma Hooper and David Glennon.

Nima has announced changes to its structure, involving Casey Rutland, Emma Hooper and David Glennon.

Rutland, formerly a nima vice-chair, has become a non-executive director of the organisation, representing the buildingSMART UK & Ireland chapter. He joins Malcolm Taylor (former head of technical information at Crossrail), Blane Judd (chief executive of the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers) and Elaine Lewis (managing director of Cadventure) on the non-executive director board.

As non-executive directors, they are not involved in the day-to-day running of nima, but provide governance, strategic direction and overview. Rutland will continue as chair of buildingSmart UK & Ireland.

Emma Hooper, head of information management strategy at RLB Digital, becomes a vice-chair of nima, replacing Rutland, representing buildingSmart UK & Ireland, and overseeing nima’s projects function. She continues, along with Nick Nisbet, as vice-chair of buildingSmart UK & Ireland.

Nima chair Dr Anne Kemp OBR also announced that Mace group head of digital engineering David Glennon is stepping down as a nima vice-chair due to work commitments. She said: “I would like to thank David for what he has been able to contribute during his second tenure in post and look forward, in any case, to his continued involvement in and support of nima in other guises.”

This means there are new openings for vice-chairs, due to the volume of work involved in running nima. The amount of commitment required averages a half to a day a week, and nima is looking for people who could oversee:

  • the communities and volunteers function;
  • the operations and IT function; and
  • the patrons and funding function.

The deadline for expressions of interest is 30 May. Interviews will be in June. Kemp stated the intention is to appoint the new vice-chairs in July.

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