Prominent construction personality Katie Kelleher has joined the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) in the newly created role of technical and development officer
Kelleher joins the CPA from Select Plant Hire, where she has worked for the past eight years. In 2014, she was the first woman to commence the lifting technician apprenticeship with the company, before becoming a crane operator working on high-profile projects such as Crossrail and the Thames Tideway Tunnel.
The owner of Katie Cranes is well known throughout the construction industry for being a champion for women and young people working in construction. She is also an active speaker about apprenticeships and the workforce.
In her new role, Kelleher will provide CPA members with guidance and advice on technical, training and safety subjects, as well as help produce and maintain the association’s safety and technical publications.
Commenting on her new role, she said: “I am very excited to join the CPA in the role of technical and development officer and I truly believe I can be of value to the CPA and its members.
“I am looking forward to making a noticeable difference within the sector and helping take the association to the next level.”
CPA chief executive Kevin Minton added: “We are delighted that Katie has joined the CPA and we warmly welcome her to the association. Katie has many strengths which will benefit our members and support the wider sector.
“With her customer focus and entry into the sector through the apprenticeship and subsequent site experience, she brings with her technical and training expertise, together with knowledge and current industry experience.”