NAWIC UK & Ireland is governed by a National Committee, nominated by Regional members, who are elected at the Annual General Meeting every two years. The National Committee members, led by the Chair, are able to serve two-year long terms before standing down and joining our NAWIC Ambassadors Group.
The National Committee defines the long and short term strategies for the association while overseeing the proceedings of the individual regions. Supported by the network of regional committees, the National Committee balances the needs of the individual regions with the wider NAWIC objectives.
Theresa Mohammed, Chair
(London and South East Region)
Theresa is a Partner in Trowers & Hamlins' Dispute Avoidance and Resolution Team, specialising in contentious construction, which she joined in June 2010 from a boutique construction law practice. Theresa was admitted to the Bar of England and Wales in 2005 and qualified as a Solicitor in 2007.
Theresa has extensive experience of acting for Employers and Main Contractors, making High Court applications and the Enforcement of Adjudicators' decisions in the Technology and Construction Court. She is familiar with both standard and bespoke forms of construction contracts. Theresa also has experience of running High Court trials, instructing experts on technical engineering matters, resolving construction disputes through mediation and drafting settlement agreements, claims, defences and adjudication submissions.
Theresa is a regular speaker and author on construction law matters and is part of the panel of judges for the Construction News Specialist Awards 2017.
Loretta Lipworth, Deputy Chair
Loretta is a career-changer on a path to Design Management in Construction from Design for Film & TV.
First-hand experience of making a major career change gave Loretta a particular interest in the attraction and retention of new talent into Construction, from school-leavers to 'non-cognate' mavens. Connecting with NAWIC was hugely beneficial in this process and nowadays, both volunteering in the running of NAWIC and enjoying its work as a member are really positive forces in Loretta's career development.
The work of the National Committee is supported by a network of committees based on eight regions. The Regional Committees operate locally with independent programs that respond to their individual contexts.
This approach allows NAWIC to address regional needs and add valuable insight to the membership enabling the network to understand how the industry is evolving in different parts of the country.
Events such as the Annual General Meeting, Annual Conference and End of the Summer Ball, offer an opportunity for the National members to meet at national level.