John Riches is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Chartered Builder with more than 30 years experience in the construction industry. He started his career as a surveyor for building contractors and, having become a chief surveyor, left contracting in 1982 to work in consultancy. This move enabled him to develop his interest in dispute resolution in all facets of the construction industry. His experience covers all types of construction works including large- and medium-scale building works, power stations, nuclear and process engineering installations, roadworks, riverworks and sea defences.
He acts as arbitrator, adjudicator and mediator. He is an arbitrator on the RICS Arbitration Panel and he receives arbitral appointments on a regular basis.