Introducing the NEC Facilities Management Contract (FMC) Suite
Chris Jeffers, Director and Head of Facility Management Advisory , Mott MacDonald
With more than 20 years’ experience in the property and FM sectors, Chris is currently Director and Head of Facility Management Advisory in Mott MacDonald Limited’s BSE Division.
His specialities include FM strategy, procurement and contract management, service improvement initiatives, BIM for FM, and delivering sustainable workspace and property service solutions for a wide range of built facilities in the UK and overseas.
Chris is a Fellow of IWFM and RICS, permanent member of the IWFM Life Safety Working Group, past chair of the IWFM Procurement Special Interest Group and regularly contributes to a number of industry bodies and initiatives.
Peter Higgins, NEC4 Board Chair and Director of pdConsult, NEC, pdConsult
Peter Higgins is a director of pdConsult. Before starting pdConsult in 2000, he was responsible for the worldwide civil engineering work of a major UK consultancy. He has a background in civil engineering, building and landscape.
Peter Higgins was Chairman of the New Engineering Contract Panel for the Institution of Civil Engineers and now sits on their New Contract Board. He has been involved in the development and implementation of NEC contracts since the initial preparation of these contract forms, and has provided advice and training to many contract users. Peter was a council member and subsequently was awarded honorary membership of the Society of Construction Law, and has served as a branch chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and as chairman of the ICE Dispute Resolution Panel.
Ross Hayes , NEC4 FM Contract Drafter, Independent Consultant and Tutor for NEC Contracts, NEC
Ross is an independent consultant and tutor specialising in the NEC contracts, particularly for Thomas Telford. He is part of their NEC drafting team and was one of the drafters for the NEC4 suite. He has recently been involved in the development of the new NEC Alliance Contract and regularly provides public and in-house training on NEC contracts.
Ross has extensive experience of the Term Service Contract, having put together one of the first TSC contracts using the early consultative version. He has subsequently advised on its strategy, development and use throughout the housing, energy, facilities management and highways sectors; particularly for the public sector with his previous employers, Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP. Ross is a Chartered Civil Engineer.