Saul Humphrey

Saul Humphrey (PhD, MSc, FCIOB, FRICS, CEnv, MCIArb, FICE)

Partner, Development Director

Saul is an experienced managing director, consultant, property investor/developer and construction/project manager, with a Doctorate in Construction Procurement and Economics from Loughborough University and Masters Degree in Construction Management from Heriot-Watt.

Saul has led the construction of all kinds of built environment projects and at all scales from university research campuses and hospitals, to award-winning housing and offices. Having spent most of his career at RGCarter he joined Morgan Sindall before setting up his own consultancy and joining Human Nature. 

At Human Nature Saul works on and across all aspects of our projects and is responsible for, inter alia: deliverability via deep collaboration with all of the disciplines in our teams; rigorous cost control and contract management; cost-effective construction methodologies; street, block and housing typologies; and strategies for achieving deep sustainability in buildings and infrastructure.

Saul is involved in our projects from conception – when he can have the biggest influence –  through to the final brick (or CLT panel) being laid. Saul is also Managing Director for our Hethel Project – a new community of c6,000 new homes in what will be the UK’s largest carbon positive development.   

Saul is a busy and in-demand man – here’s a somewhat incredible list of his professional qualifications and associations all of which we intend putting to full use in Human Nature: 

Corporate fellow and professional assessor for the Chartered Institute of Building (FCIOB), Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS), a Chartered Construction Manager and represents the CIOB with the Construction Industry Council (CIC). He’s a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv), a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb), a Qualified Adjudicator and an honorary Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (FICE). 

Saul is a Board Member of the East of England Division of Constructing Excellence and of Norfolk Constructing Excellence Club. He’s Committee Member and Fellow of the Forum for the Built Environment, Committee Member of Essex Youthbuild and the East of England past President, and past National Director of the National Federation of Builders. He’s also Chair of New Anglia LEP’s Building Growth. 

Saul is a member of the University of East Anglia External Advisory Board, participates in the Industry Liaison Group for Norwich University of the Arts and for Cambridge University (IDBE) ands serves as a Governor of East Coast College, a Member of the Institute of Directors (IoD) and an Enterprise Ambassador.

He runs and skis whenever family and other commitments permit (which we doubt)!