Steering Committee

The businesses of the association are taken care by the board of directors (Steering Committee), consisting of the chair (the President) and no less than five and no more than six members from different countries elected by the general annual meeting.

Currently the Steering Committee is composed of the following members, as elected at the 2022 annual meeting:

  • Elin Karfjell (President, Statsbygg, Norway)
  • Annuska Bloemert (Observer, RVB, The Netherlands)
  • Maurice Buckley (IOPW, reland)
  • Guillaume Decroix (DIE, France)
  • Renārs Griškevičs (SRE, Latvia)
  • Guðrún Ingvarsdóttir (Observer, FSRE, Iceland)
  • Colin Proctor (SFT, Scotland)
  • Tuomas Pusa (Senaatti, Treasurer, Finland)


The network and its activities are supported by a Secretariat elected by the board of directors. The Secretariat is responsible for the regular businesses of the association and general coordination. The Secretariat is currently coordinated by The Netherlands. To contact the network, please click This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Maurice Buckley SC

Elin Karfjell (Norway)

Director for Property Development and Management, Statsbygg.

Previous CFO at Statsbygg, a public enterprise under the Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation. She has previously held positions as CEO of two different consulting companies and as CFO of Atea Norway (IT). For several years she had leading positions in Arthur Andersen and Ernst & young where she was a partner. Elin also has broad experience as a Board member, including the entrepreneur industry (Hent), ship building (Philly Shipyard) and the oil and gas sector (DNO, North Energy, Norse Energy and Sevan Drilling).  






Annuska Bloemert (The Netherlands)

Ms. Annuska Bloemert will take up the position as deputy managing director Transactions and Projects on 1 January 2023. In this role she will be responsible for the international relations and activities of Rijksvastgoedbedrijf (RVB) – most important in the context of PuRE-net. Her other responsibilities include several extensive and high-profile programs such as the transformation of our Defence real estate and the renovation of our parliamentary precinct. A key focus across these programs will be to stay within time and budget while incorporating requirements of sustainability or security. 

Annuska will step down as head of the Procurement Department and Chief Procurement Officer, a position in which she manages a procurement portfolio of around 1.5 billion Euros comprising maintenance, (re)construction and renovation assignments. Prior to joining RVB in 2017 Annuska worked as a strategic advisor at the Dutch Roads Authority and as a management consultant with PWC. Annuska holds an MBA from the University of Groningen.


Maurice Buckley SC


Maurice Buckley (Ireland)

Maurice Buckley is Executive Chairman of the Office of Public Works (OPW), which develops and manages some 70 National Monuments, Historical Properties, Gardens, and Parks as fully serviced visitor destinations.

After an international career in technology, manufacturing, and consulting, Maurice was Chief Executive of the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) prior to joining the OPW in 2017.  He is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Director, currently serving on the boards of Engineers Ireland and the National Gallery of Ireland.









Guðrún Ingvarsdóttir (Iceland)

Ms. Guðrún Ingvarsdóttir is CEO of FSRE - the Icelandic government property and construction agency which is placed under the ministry of Finance. FSRE was founded in the Autumn of 2021 with the merger of FSR (the government construction contracting agency) and Ríkiseignir (the government property agency). Guðrún had previously been CEO of FSR from 2018. 

Guðrún has extensive experience within property development, construction and housing. Her previous experience includes design consultancy expertise and management from 1999-2010, heading the development unit of Iceland’s largest housing cooperative from 2011-2017 to leading the governments housing strategy 2017-2018 until she was appointed CEO in 2018. Guðrún holds two masters degrees; MAA in architecture from Aarhus school of architecture, and a MSc in business from the University of Iceland where her academic focus was on analysis and improvement of the competitiveness of Iceland’s construction industry in the wake of economic turmoil.



  Colin Proctor (Scotland)

Colin Proctor is a Director with the Scottish Futures Trust. His principal focus is Construction Industry and Delivery. Colin’s areas of responsibility include improving programme and project delivery, data and digitization, and improving the interface with the construction sector. Scottish Futures Trust operates as a centre of expertise for the Scottish Government and works across the whole of the public sector, including local government. 

Colin is a chartered surveyor by profession, and prior to joining Scottish Futures Trust (13 years ago) he was a partner in a large international construction consultancy practice. Colin has built up more than 30 years’ experience working in the construction and property development market advising on major projects and programmes across the UK and Ireland in a wide range of sectors


  SC Pusa

Tuomas Pusa (Finland)

Division director, business area Ministries and special premises. The business area serves ministries, research institutes and cultural institutions as well as some individual special schools and hospitals. Responsibilities include business area's customer account management, profit and loss, investments, land use, construction projects, property portfolio managemenet (aquisitions, divestments) and strategic planning.

MSc, MBA, b. 1980, worked for Senate properties since 2014. Key previous experience: key account manager Senate properties, Head of business unit and partner, Corbel Oy, Head of business unit, Project manager YIT Kiinteistötekniikka Oy and YIT Building Systems Oy.