Executive Team

CABE CEO - Dr Gavin DunnDr Gavin Dunn, BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, FCABE, Chartered Building Engineer

Chief Executive 

Originally trained as an Architect, Gavin initially practised in North America with a large construction engineering consultancy before returning to the UK to specialise in the energy and environmental performance of buildings in 1998.

Gavin continued to advance this specialism through positions at the Welsh School of Architecture as a researcher within the Centre for Research in the Built environment, the Chartered Association of Building Engineers as a Technical Executive where, amongst other things, he led the Association's research activities and the rollout of Part L 2006 within Building Control, and Elmhurst Energy as Group Operations Director.

In April 2018, Gavin was appointed as CEO at CABE and is responsible for developing the position at CABE by raising the profile of the Association, with a view to increasing its influence with industry and Government in order to have an impact on policy and standards. He is also responsible for promoting the unique role its members have in creating better buildings and safer and healthier communities to improve the environment and economy and further its international reach.


Jackie MacaulayCOO - Jackie Macaulay

Chief Operating Officer

Jackie is responsible across CABE for all aspects of the organisations operations and internal processing. Her remit includes Compliance, Legal Services, People, OD & Change management, IT, Facilities, PR & Communications, Membership Processing and deputising for the CEO in his absence.

Her experience spans a range of manufacturing, construction and not-for-profit organisations with her first Directors position as HR Director for Electrolux in 2004. Jackie has worked across the UK & Ireland and internationally across Europe and Asia managing diverse and multi-disciplined teams, She brings to CABE the senior expertise that will develop the organisation as it moves forward with its modernisation and Development Strategy.


Technical Director - Richard HarralRichard Harral, BA Architectural Studies, BArch, FCABE, RIBA

Technical Director

Richard Harral trained as an Architect at Newcastle University prior to working for Cumbrian County Council Design and Build, Ushida Findlay Architects and Bushcow Henley Architects before running his own private practice for four years. In 1997, he became Principal Architect at the Department for Communities and Local Government, and then head of Technical Policy in the Building Regulations Division in 2014. He was responsible for the development and introduction of Optional Requirements into the Building Regulations, including the development of age-friendly and wheelchair housing standards in Part M (Access to and use of buildings).

He also oversaw the development and introduction of the Nationally Described Space Standard and new regulations for domestic security standards in Part Q of the Building Regulations.


Membership Development Director - Tony Ginda

Tony Ginda, BA (Hons), CMgr, FCMI

Business Development Director

Tony has extensive experience working within the private and not for profit sectors. Tony gained his BA in marketing, developing organisations within the UK and USA, as well as leading on international growth projects.

He joined CABE in 2016 managing the membership team and leading membership strategy. Tony has now taken on a business development role to deliver on CABE’s growth strategy.

Tony has responsibility for the management and development of all areas of membership within international Chapters, new markets, UK organisations and individual memberships.

To assist with shaping the future of the built environment Tony also sits on a number of Construction Industry Council panel’s including the Diversity Panel. He also encourages member representation on the CIC 2050 panel that engages with young people.

As a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, he has a wealth of management and commercial experience.


Membership Services Director - Sarah SivyerSarah Sivyer, MCMI

Membership Services Director

A member of the Chartered Management Institute, with a background in administration and project management, Sarah joined the Association following several successful years of running her own business, as the liaison between the then newly established UK regions and headquarters.  Following her achievements and progression within the CABE since joining in 2010, Sarah was appointed as Regional Development Director on the 1st January 2017.

The role looks to continue the development of support offered to CABE’s regional committees and in particular regional officers in order to ensure that service provision to members is maintained and enhanced via our excellent network of volunteers.  This is a model is now being replicated in our International Chapters as we look to further engage with our members overseas. 

Sarah’s key responsibilities are:

  • Development of the UK Regions and International Chapters including: Regular CPD Provision, regional committee meetings & AGM’s, design & delivery of the regional officer training & induction days, establishing new centres of excellence, networking, membership engagement & retention
  • Management of Regional & Chapter Conferences and large events such as buildeng/designeng
  • Development of the Academic Affiliate scheme and the University Accreditation Programme
  • Development of the Student Awards Programme, linking these to the regional network
  • Development of the Training Affiliate scheme and the CPD Accreditation Programme
  • Management of the annual CABE Subscription Renewal Programme
  • Collaborative working with a number organisations in respect of memorandums of understanding, jointly run events & conferences and developing our local relationships between them, HQ and our regions.