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Aled Williams

Executive Director: Innovation and Partnerships, University College of Estate Management

Professional background and skills

Aled Williams brings three decades of experience working in Higher Education, having held roles at UCEM, Salford University, LJMU and the Higher Education Academy. With substantial leadership experience in Built Environment education, he has been instrumental in driving forward innovative developments within the discipline and industry. He applies his leadership and strategic capabilities within the Executive Team; aiming to have a positive effect through engagement, education and collaboration to contribute to a more sustainable built environment.  Aled supports, connects and interacts with a wide variety of stakeholders to actively influence (and be influenced by) our communities to inform institutional and national policy and practice.

Industry influence

Aled operates within strong networks and partnerships, spanning influential national industry forums such as the Construction Leadership Council (CLC), Construction Industry Council (CIC), government departments and bodies (DfE, IfATE), professional and educational institutions. His proactive engagement has led to wider influence, providing high-level support for collaborative initiatives aimed at enhancing future-learning within the sector. Contributions range from the creation of insightful reports, practical toolkits and impactful events, to shaping sector-wide strategy, including government initiatives. External leadership roles include Chair, CIC Education & Future Skills Committee; Chair, Council of Heads of the Built Environment and as a member of the Construction Skills Delivery Group, involving government departments.