Steering Committee

Elected Steering Committtee 2020-2021

Our elected, truly diverse Steering Committee consists of members from 8 different countries, currently practicing construction project management in 7 major cities around the world including New York/ USA, Hamburg & Munich/ Germany, London/ UK. Most of us have practiced internationally and gained experience around the globe, widening our network and horizon.

The Steering Committee plan to focus in the year ahead on the engagement with young professionals / YICPMA and with the learning and sharing knowledge between existing members and the next generation of project managers. Our association shall be diverse, inclusive and ‘current’ going into 2021 whilst maintaining our ethos of a friendly network sharing knowledge and experience.

Please 'meet' our Steering Committee below:

Christina Stoltz - London, UK

Born in Hamburg, Christina went to Paris during her studies to gain international experience. After her degree in Architecture and initial project experience in Germany she moved to London in 2004 to improve her English as this was her worst subject in school. Since then Christina has been living and working in London with her husband, two boys and a cat. She joined ICPMA in 2016 and was elected the first female president in 2019.

You can reach out to Christina on office@icpma.net

Philip Sander - Munich, Germany and Innsbruck, Austria

Philip is Managing Director at RiskConsult. He supports owners and contractors in the areas of cost and risk management, construction and organisation processes, and software development. Philip studied Civil Engineering at the Technical University of Dresden (MSc) and received his PhD at the University of Innsbruck (Probabilistic Risk Analysis for Construction Projects). He started his professional career at Grinaker LTA in South Africa. After gaining experience at Hochtief in Essen, Germany and at CPM in Stuttgart he joined the team of RiskConsult in 2006. Since 2019 he is also head of the department of Construction Management at the University of the Bundeswehr Munich. Philip was elected ICPMA Vice President in 2020.

You can reach out to Philip on office@icpma.net

Nick Smith - Malaga, Spain

Nick's business career spans the UK and the Middle East, with responsibility for mixed-use development projects both large and small. He is also a career coach and writer, having just published his book "Oman, My Dear" about his 8 years in the sultanate. He enjoyed his first ICPMA conference in Porto in 2012 so much that he hasn’t missed one since. He is currently ICPMA Executive Officer and was President in 2017-9. He currently lives in Spain surrounded by olive trees.

You can reach out to Nick on office@icpma.net

Hargeet Kaur - Hamburg, Germany our YICPMA representative

Hargeet is a Civil Engineer and holds a masters degree in Construction and Real Estate Management. She currently works as a Construction Project Manager in Germany and is enthusiastic about the digital transformation in the AECO industry, and the revolution it has brought to CPM practices. As a YICPMA representative, she advocates using the best digital approach of BIM and Lean in the construction industry and uses the medium of ICPMA to achieve this.

You can reach out to Hargeet on youngmembers@icpma.net

Robert Bennett - New York City, USA

Robert has been fortunate to work in the Engineering and Construction Management field for 44 years. As a young child he was in the Boy Scouts growing up in New York and was told by the scoutmasters to always leave the campground cleaner than when he first arrived. For him, the same holds true in life, in that we must each try to make the world a little better during our short time here. Robert has been an ICPMA member since 2006 after attending the annual conference in Bern, Switzerland. He believes truly that ICPMA is an organisation that strives to ‘make the campground cleaner’ for this very special profession. Robert was elected ICPMA Treasurer in 2019

Raquel Campos y Matos - Porto, Portugal

Starting her professional life in structural engineering design, with contact with architects, clients and other engineer teams, Raquel soon realised the excitement of project management. Good communication; the construction of trustful relations; the need to analyse the facts from a wider perspective and to take decisions and define strategies were the most meaningful topics for her from the outset. Joining ICPMA, following the lead of her visionary father Antonio Campos e Matos, in 2012 at the conference in Porto, was the next logical next step and she is now proud to be part of the Steering Committee.

Eleni Vasiloudi - London, UK

Eleni is a Project Management Consultant with an academic background in the built environment, holding a 5-year Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning (AUTh, Greece) and an MSc in Project and Enterprise Management (UCL, UK). She is particularly passionate about the design and development phases of a project and it is her belief that teamwork and collaboration are key for delivering value.

Brian Ernest Regalado - Manila, Philippines

Brian is a licensed architect practicing as a construction project manager with close to 20 years of experience. He has delivered various cost management consultancy services for projects with a total value of 400 million USD. He is happily married to the love of his life, Belina, and has four grown-up children and two Labrador puppies.

Lola Ripolles - London, UK

Lola joined ICPMA a number of years ago when work was getting quite hectic and found it fantastic to discover that there was a group of professionals having the same interests as her. Lola’s international career had made her many new colleagues and she wanted to share experiences. ICPMA was the key, offering the discussion forum she was seeking along with great friends to share special moments together. Lola was instrumental in organising the most successful Madrid conference in 2015 and enjoys contributing to the Steering Committee.

Steering Committee 2019-2020

ICPMA's 5 past presidents

We are very grateful to our past Steering Committees and Presidents who have all shaped and progressed the association to what it is today.

Most of them have remained members of the association and are still very much part of the organisation, providing valuable advice to other members and sharing their knowledge.


Immediate Past President Nick Smith with new President Christina Stoltz, Lausanne 2019