24 March 2022 | County Hall, Belvedere Road London

Iain McIlwee

Job Role

Chief Executive Officer, FIS - The Finishes & Interiors Sector


Iain McIlwee is a Materials Engineer whose journey in construction started in a scaffolding yard in Hanwell in 1995. In a varied career, Iain has served on the board of a number of construction organisations including, the British Woodworking Federation, the Fire Door Inspection Scheme, FENSA and the Confederation of Timber Industries. He works now as CEO of Finishes and Interiors Sector, the trade body for the £10 billion fit-out, interiors and finishing sector. FIS is a dynamic community that exists to support this specialist supply chain from manufacturing through to contracting in driving up safety and quality, minimising risk, increasing productivity, improving sustainability and encouraging innovation in the sector. FIS also publish the trade magazine SpecFinish. In addition to his role at FIS, Iain is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining and a Vice Chair of the Construction Products Association.