Rudi Klein

Chief executive

Specialist Engineering Contractors Group


Rudi Klein is CEO of the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group representing the
UK’s premier trade associations in the specialist engineering sector. He is a barrister in
construction law and President of the NEC Users’ Group. Rudi is acknowledged as the
driving force behind the changes to improve payment performance in the UK construction
industry. These include the Construction Act and project bank accounts. He helped draft the
Construction Contracts Act in Ireland which was added to the Irish Statute Book in July 2013.
Rudi is the author of two legal publications and countless legal articles in the construction
press and academic journals. He is Visiting Professor of Construction Law at the University
of Northumbria and University of Stuttgart. In 2015 he was awarded the Clare Edwards
Award for his professional excellence and contribution in the field of construction law. In
October 2016 Rudi was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by SELECT the trade
body for the electrotechnical industry in Scotland. SEC Group was awarded the 2018 Gold
Award at the H&V News Awards. Rudi was appointed to the Carillion Task Force chaired by
the Secretary of State for Business in January 2018.

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