John staves

John Staves
Managing Director

John takes up the post of Vice President of the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) in January 2019.

John is a Chartered Structural Engineer and BIM advocate with over thirty years construction experience gained with Client, Consulting and Contracting organisations.

John is one of the founding Directors of Michael Aubrey Partnership and leads the business, ensuring that his personal ethos of putting the Client first pervades all the practice does.

John contributes to the wider structural engineering profession through his voluntary work with the Institution of Structural Engineers, as well as encouraging others to join the profession through school careers events and professional reviews of prospective members. 

John is also a non-executive Director of the Institution’s trading company, helping set strategy to deliver revenues to support the Institution.

The introduction of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in 2009 has transformed the way the business delivers projects to its customers.

John is keen to share his passion and experience for BIM and has delivered talks, webinars and has chaired discussions for a number of organizations such as; CIOB, RICS, Thames Valley Contractors Group and the BIM Panel at the Institution of Structural Engineers.

In addition John is also one of the founding members of Thames Valley BIM Hub which has been created to provide a point of contact within the region for anyone wanting to know more about BIM and aims to help professionals in the regions with their BIM queries, specifically in regards to HM Governments 2016 BIM and GSL Mandate but also the wider advantages and implications of BIM adoption.

John is also Treasurer of the Thames Valley Branch of Constructing Excellence where the aim is to improve industry performance in order to produce a better built environment.

John fits all of this around family life, with three daughters, and sporting interests in football, mountain biking and skiing.

As an engineer, John has a passion for getting things right first time – “measure it twice and cut once” or in the BIM way of thinking;

“build it virtually and then get it right first time”.