Head of Finance
Ian Birtles joined the practice in 1997, and having been made associate in 2001 he joined the board of directors in 2004. Ian began his career by training with Bristow Burrell & Co, a Guildford and London-based firm of chartered accountants. He then moved to the City, where he spent 10 years working for international chartered surveyors Gooch & Wagstaff. In1997 he was recruited as head of finance at the practice and is responsible for reporting to the board on all financial matters.
Ian works closely with the directors on the financial aspects of all RSHP projects. He was instrumental in developing practice’s BAA framework agreement for Terminal 5, Heathrow Airport and was also part of the management team for the Spanish joint venture that delivered Barajas Airport in Madrid. He is responsible for setting and structuring the practice’s various overseas entities and is currently closely involved in our joint venture in Mexico which is delivering the new headquarters building for BBVA Bancomer.
Ian supports and advises RSHP students on the financial elements of the RIBA Part III qualification.
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