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John Bennett

John Bennett had a successful career in the construction industry before becoming a professor at the University of Reading. His research centre published many influential reports, including Investing in Building 2001 endorsed by Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher; and Trusting the Team which still influences international construction.

He has undertaken research in the USA, Japan, Australia and the EU. He was founding editor of the leading academic journal Construction Management and Economics. Between 1985 and 2012 he wrote four influential books describing the current theory and best practice of construction management including Construction - The Third Way.

He is married, has a son and daughter and five lively grandchildren who keep him in touch with today's teenagers. He enjoys watching sport, having played cricket and badminton at top club level for many years. Since he retired, he has turned to writing novels; A Golden Future is the first.

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