The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has appointed four industry leaders to join the board as part of an overhaul of its governance structure
Last autumn, the CLC confirmed it would focus on four long-term priorities to boost productivity, growth and improve resilience. The priorities are people and skills; building safety; net zero and biodiversity; and next generation delivery.
CLC’s four ‘industry sponsors’ have agreed to lead the delivery of these priorities as follows:
• People and skills – Nick Roberts, CEO, Travis Perkins;
• Building safety – Karl Whiteman, divisional managing director, Berkeley Group;
• Net zero and biodiversity – Matt Palmer, executive director, Lower Thames Crossing, National Highways;
• Next generation delivery – Isabel Coman, director, engineering and asset strategy, Transport for London.
Five young ambassadors have also been appointed to promote the voice of young professionals across CLC’s work. In addition, CLC has named four industry chairs who will lead its sector workstreams.
CLC co-chair and minister for business and trade Nusrat Ghani said: “Today’s announcement is a key step forward in helping the Council’s priorities to boost productivity, growth and improve resilience.
"The CLC will continue to work in partnership with government and industry, intensifying its efforts as we drive change on the biggest challenges facing the sector.”
In a statement, CLC co-chair and Mace Group chairman and CEO Mark Reynolds and CLC deputy co-chair and Atkins CEO Richard Robinson said: “Having set out a clear vision for the CLC, our focus now is to deliver visible action against our four priorities for the benefit of the whole construction sector.
“As such, these appointments represent a significant milestone as we look to accelerate the change needed to address the building safety changes, help deliver a green economy, drive productivity, and enhance our skills to achieve growth across UK construction.
“We welcome our industry chairs and young ambassadors, and now look forward to working with our industry sponsors – Karl, Nick, Matt and Isabel – whose experience and expertise will be invaluable to the CLC and its wider network.”
The industry chairs will act as advocates for the CLC, overseeing the delivery of the sector workstreams. The new industry chairs are:
• Infrastructure – Mark Thurston, CEO, High Speed 2 Ltd;
• Domestic RMI (repair, maintenance and improvement) – Anna Scothern, CEO, National Home Improvement Council;
• Housing – Mike Woolliscroft, Vistry;
• Buildings and places – Helen Hare, director of projects, Great Portland Estates.
The five young professionals who will act as ambassadors for the CLC, working with the industry sponsors on each priority, are:
• People and skills – Lydia McGuiness, site manager, Wates;
• Building safety – Madeleine Coman, strategy and transformation, Laing O’Rourke;
• Net zero and biodiversity – Micheala Chan, engineer, Arcadis;
• Next generation delivery – Mila Duncheva, business development manager, Stora Enso Wood Products, and Hollie Rowland, construction products group manager, BSI Group.