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23rd November, 2010 - Gordon Masterton inaugurated as President.

Gordon Masterton was inaugurated as President of the Institution for 2010 - 2012 on 28th September 2010.

Mr Masterton graduated from Edinburgh University in 1976 and joined Babtie Shaw and Morton (later Babtie Group Ltd), specialising in structural engineering. After site experience on the tunnelling section of the Kielder Water Scheme, he took an MSc in Concrete Structures at Imperial College, London. Returning to Glasgow in 1982, he specialised in bridge design, becoming a Director of Babtie Group Ltd in 1993. In 1995 -96 he moved to Kuala Lumpur to establish a Group office. He returned to UK in 1997 as Director responsible for Babtie Group's bridges and building structures.

He then became Managing Director, Facilities, and in 2002, Managing Director, Environment. In 2004, Jacobs Engineering acquired Babtie Group Ltd and Gordon became Vice President.

In 2005-06, he served as President of the Institution of Cvil Engineers. He returned to Glasgow in late 2006, and continued to build the Environment business, which reached £100m in revenues and employed 1500 people. In April 2009, Gordon led a successful bid to be the Government's Project Representative for the £16bn Crossrail programme, and Gordon is now based in London.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He is Chairman of the Construction Industry Council and Chairman of the HSE/ICE/IStructE Standing Committee on Structural Safety. He has an Honorary Doctorate of Technology from Glasgow Caledonian University.

He has appeared in a number of radio and television programmes including the History Channel's series "Life After People" and "Scots Who Made the Modern World."

In 2008 he was awarded an OBE for services to civil engineering in Scotland

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