As RICS benevolent fund LionHeart elects a new chair and vice-chair and appoints a chief executive

Stephen C Briggs has joined Hill International as vice-president and managing director in the construction claims and consulting group. He will be based in the Middle East and Asia initially and will move to London in early 2012.

He has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry. A trained engineer, he has worked in process engineering, shipbuilding, ship conversion, petrochemical projects, construction, building and civil engineering as well as strategic planning of infrastructure and facilities projects.

Briggs joins Hill from FTI Brewer Consulting, where he was head of international operations and a senior managing director in FTI’s Forensic and Litigation practice with overall responsibility for planning matters in all forms of dispute resolution in the UK and UAE.

Additionally, the benevolent fund for the RICS LionHeart has elected a new chairman and vice-chairman and appointed a chief executive. Patrick Hall succeeds Mike Greensmith as chairman, Richard Lewis replaces Hall as vice-chairman and in October Davina Goodchild will become chief executive following the retirement of Mike Carter.