York provides new President for CIOB

The CIOB are backed by a Royal Charter. Rebecca started her construction
career with the Shepherd Group, and follows two past CIOB Presidents; Sir Peter Shepherd
and Dr Paul Shepherd. Rebecca now specialises in our built heritage and is the CEO and
founder of Thompson Heritage Consultancy Ltd. In her Presidential year Rebecca would
like to enhance the skills of heritage professionals, promote diversity and inclusion in this
sector and inspire the next generation of construction professionals; objectives that fit
perfectly with YCCC bursaries and development of all heritage craft and conservation skills.
Rebecca is very proud of her roots and the city where she was born and raised, and hopes
that this appointment will reinforce York’s enviable reputation as a nationally and
internationally recognised centre for conservation practice, research and teaching.