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2020 Quality Professional of the year winners and finalists

Meet the 2020 International Quality Awards Quality Professional of the Year winners and finalists

Three professionals who have played a key role in advancing their organisation’s governance, assurance, improvement, leadership and context.

Meet the winner: David Anderson, BAM Nuttall 


David Anderson CQP FCQI is a civil engineer with nearly 30 years’ experience in the construction industry. Alongside his role as Head of Business Process and Quality for BAM Nuttall, he is a Chartered Waste Manager, member of the Institute of Collaborative Working, a Chartered Environmentalist and a Director and Trustee of the Lean Construction Institute UK. 

Our winner has managed to be influential at all levels, achieving the holy grail of taking the quality function from being a bit player to being an essential contributor to the key business decisions. He did this whilst also building the respect of his team, undertaking significant work outside of his day-to-day role in his own time, and retaining a humility which came across clearly to all the judges.

Judges comments

Meet the finalists


Ahmed H. Barakat CQP MCQI - Qatargas

Joining Qatargas, the world’s largest LNG production company, in 2008 as a Quality Assurance Specialist, he is now the Head of Projects QA/QC section.  Ahmed’s quality management skills have lead him to oversee a range of multi-discipline projects, from small shutdown projects to large-scale mega projects.  

Karen Lindsey CQP MCQI - Jacobs  

Karen is the Head of Quality for the Defence and Security Operating Unit for Jacobs. Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

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