The board provides a forum for discussing key industry issues and helps to shape the editorial direction of the magazine.
The seven new members are:
- Peter Rogers, a director of the innovative developer Stanhope, which masterminded the Tate Modern at London's Bankside and the refurbishment of the Royal Opera House
- Kevin Monaghan, director in charge of the project management team at developer MEPC, which has a £1bn development programme
- Kate Priestley, chief executive of NHS Estates, who oversees the procurement of a £1.8bn-a-year construction programme
- Will Alsop of Alsop & Störmer, whose sensational Peckham Library was one of the architectural highlights of 1999
- John McAslan of John McAslan & Partners, whose outstanding restoration of Bexhill's De La Warr Pavilion is featured on pages 40-44. His practice won Architectural Practice of the Year at last year's Building Awards
- Colin Busby, chairman and chief executive of Kier, one of the UK's most successful contractors, which won Major Contractor of the Year at the 1998 and 1999 Building Awards
- Oliver Whitehead, chief executive of Alfred McAlpine, the top 15 contractor and housebuilder, which successfully fought off a takeover bid last year.
The other members of the 11-strong board are Peter Mason, chief executive of Amec; Paul Morrell, senior partner of Davis Langdon & Everest; John Hobson, director of the DETR's Construction Sponsorship Directorate; and Sir Michael Latham, chairman of Willmott Dixon.
Former members include Sir Frank Lampl, chairman of Bovis Lend Lease; Mike Jeffries, chief executive of WS Atkins; Ken Shuttleworth, a director of Foster and Partners; Tony Pidgley, managing director of Berkeley Group and Mark Aedy, managing director of investment banking, construction and building products at Bankers Trust.