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The faces behind Teambuild


Patricia Bessey (Chair)

Patricia started her career in 1986 and is a founding director of Engineroom Architects, which was established in 2011. Engineroom, brings together the disciplines of the Project Manager, Architect, Interior Designer, 3d Visualiser, CAD Technologist, and Brand Strategist to provide clients with a comprehensive two and three-dimensional design service. Patricia’s primary role within the company is as Director and more specifically to manage and monitor projects with a focus on project delivery. Her key involvement is to ensure, through the implementation of correct procedures and management systems, the elimination of contractual issues and conflict wherever possible. Patricia’s range of experience in the public and private sectors ensures that she can lead and deliver functionally efficient environments, excellently designed to align with timescale and budget.


Richard has been responsible for the design and supervision of construction and maintenance of multi million GB Pound projects in UK and overseas. This included total project management and cross discipline integration of design, construction and operations and maintenance on defence, health, industrial and commercial projects. He acts as an arbitrator and as an expert witness in construction and operations disputes. Based on his experience of causes and risks of failure in building he led the development of TeamBuild competition which has successfully addressed the interface, fuzzy edge disease problems. He has been member of industry committees in UK and America as member, chairman and Society President.

Clinton Leeks OBE

Clinton has been a trustee of TeambuildUK since 2015. After a career in the Hong Kong Government he has since 1992 been a director of the new Hong Kong Airport project, Crossrail, HS2 and the Urban Growth Company. In all these roles he has focussed on the politics of major project delivery, planning consent, funding, stakeholder engagement and communications. He has also run training courses in crisis management and communications, stakeholder management, and presentational skills. He has a degree in modern history from Oxford University. He was awarded the OBE in 1999, has been a magistrate in north-east England since 2005, has completed over 60 marathons and has swum from Europe to Asia.

Richard Schofield FRICS FAPM

Richard is a Chartered Project Management Surveyor with over 40 years’ experience on major construction and engineering projects in the UK, Canada and the USA. He has been involved with TeambuildUK since 2004, initially as a judge and currently as a Trustee. After 20 years working overseas, Richard returned to the UK in 1995 and established Rider Hunt Management Services Ltd, a management consultancy specialising in project management, project planning and coordination. He is an experienced workshop facilitator, partnering advisor and trainer and acted as a Heritage Lottery Fund project monitor and advisor for many years. Richard is a past Chairman of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Project Management Professional Group and in 2013 was made an Honorary Fellow of the Association for Project Management.

Working Party

TeamBuild is organised by a Working Party of volunteer construction professionals who have previously taken part in the TeamBuild Competition and support the Trustees in the successful delivery of the annual TeamBuild Competition. Members of the TeamBuild 2019 Working Party are:

Richard Brindley (Chair)

Profession: Chartered Architect
Richard now runs a strategic management consultancy (R Brindley Consult Ltd) working with professional membership bodies and organisations across the UK Construction Industry. Previously he was Executive Director of the RIBA and has extensive experiences in multi-disciplinary practice as an architect. He has been involved with Teambuild for many years as its promoter within the RIBA and as a Team Judge and now chairs the working party.

Rodolfo Leon Urtuzuastegui

Profession: Project Manager (Civil Engineer Background)
Rodolfo is part of the design team for KGX1 “A New Workplace for Google” at Kings Cross, where he represents BDP on the change process of the project. Previously he was construction manager in Mexico, his home country, and has experience working in multi-disciplinary teams in order to deliver public infrastructure projects. He was part of the winning team for the previous Teambuild Competition 2018 and now he is a volunteer for the working party.

Marcel Peeperkorn

Profession: Project Management Marcel holds certifications in Project Management (PMI), Architecture (SACAPSA/RIBA), Client Adviser (RIBA), and Business Administration (MBA). Marcel works as a Associate Director for Mace Project Management Consultancy and sits on the steering committee for the Association for Design Management. Marcel was part of the winning team, Consilio at TeamBuild 2018

Emily Bonner

Profession: Chartered Structural Engineer
Since graduating in 2012, Emily has worked on a wide range of challenging engineering schemes, including stations, stadia and commercial buildings. She is a Chartered Member of the ICE and was a Graduate Member of the ICE Council from 2014 to 2017. Emily was part of the winning team, Strata, at Teambuild 2014 and has been a Member of the Working Party since then.

Diarmuid Barry ICE

Incorporated Civil Engineer
Diarmuid has worked in the UK since 2010 in roles from Graduate Site Engineer to Civils Package Manager. He led numerous graduate development and STEM initiatives including London Graduate Programme Leader, ICE Graduate and Student Committee member, STEM Ambassador and mentor. His team was a finalist in the 2012 Teambuild competition and he has been involved with the Working Party since then.

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