Structure of the Considerate Constructors Scheme
The Considerate Constructors Scheme is a self-financing, independent organisation.
The Scheme is owned by the Construction Umbrella Bodies (Holdings) Ltd (made up of the Construction Products Association and the Construction Industry Council).
Construction Products Association
Acting as a single influential voice for the manufacturers and suppliers of construction products, its aim is to build a growing profitable and sustainable future for the construction products industry.
Construction Industry Council
A representative forum for the industry’s professional bodies, research organisations and specialist trade associations.
The Scheme is independently run as Considerate Constructors Scheme Ltd.
The current Scheme Board members are:
Before joining the Construction Products Association, Diana was Deputy Chief Executive of the Chemical Industries Association where she raised the profile of chemical manufacturing in the UK and established its pivotal role in the delivery of the UK government’s sustainability targets.
In October 2014 Diana was appointed by HM Treasury to chair Infrastructure UK’s Supply Chain Capacity and Skills Group. She also chairs the board of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment. Diana has degrees from Oxford University and Imperial College in Chemistry and Environmental Management.
Graham is responsible for the general policy and direction of the Council, for maintaining effective communication with Government, other external agencies and with members and for establishing and maintaining the CIC Secretariat and office.
He is an Honorary Fellow of RIBA, CIBSE, CABE, ICWCI, BIID, CICES and the Faculty of Building and an Honorary Member of the RICS and CIAT. He was awarded the President’s Medal of the CIOB in 2000 and the Peter Stone Award of the Association of Building Engineers in 1996. Prior to joining CIC, Graham was Chief Executive of the British Institute of Architectural Technologists (a member of CIC) from 1983. He is a Board member of several Trusts and Committees in the Construction and Built Environment sectors and was a Visiting Professor at the University of Northumbria for twelve years from 2000. He has been Secretary of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Excellence in the Built Environment since 2010.
Graham had a long involvement in the sport of fencing and his competitive career culminated with a Commonwealth Medal in 1990. In 1992, he captained the British Sabre team at the Barcelona Olympic Games. He was the Manager of the British Fencing Team from 1996 and the Performance Director of the British Olympic Fencing Team for 10 years from 2000 to 2010, and Team Leader at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics Games.
Graham received an OBE in the New Year’s Honours in 2008 for his services to the construction industry. Outside of CIC, he is an established international dance writer and critic. He is a member of The Critics’ Circle, the UNESCO Dance Council, Dance UK and the Society of Dance Research. Graham has been Chairman of the National Dance Awards since 2011.
Throughout his career, Tony has maintained a commitment to professional standards and to training and developing future generations of surveyors. Tony has been an External Examiner to quantity surveying courses at Leeds Beckett University and The University of Salford. Together with Professor Brian Atkin, Tony was responsible for establishing an MSc course at Reading University enabling holders of non-cognate degrees to qualify as chartered Quantity Surveyors. He maintains an active role in the training of Graduates and Apprentices.
Tony is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Member of the Expert Witness Institute.
Chair of the Construction Industry Council from 2014 to 2016, he continues to be a Member of CIC’s Management Board and is CIC’s Inclusive Environment Champion.
Isabel has had a hugely successful career that has included senior positions in the trade association sector and military service. In addition to her role as Chairman and Company Director of Trade Association Forum Ltd, she was also Chief Executive of The Giftware Association until June 2015.
Prior to this, Isabel was Head of Marketing, Communications and Export Services at The Sports Industries Federation.
Mike began his career at Geoffrey Osborne Ltd, working on a variety of construction projects before becoming Managing Director. He was also Regional Director at Alfred McAlpine Civils. Prior to joining the Scheme in 2008, Mike was Managing Director for Five Dimensional Management Ltd, a well-established consultancy firm specialising in construction.
A multiple award winner, both for her technical prowess and her contribution to raising awareness of engineering as a career, she was given the ‘Diamond Award for Engineering Excellence’ by the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE). She has appeared in TV documentaries, been featured in a wide range of print and online media and has given two TEDx talks about engineering.
Over the last five years, she has spoken to thousands of people at schools, universities and festivals promoting engineering, scientific and technical careers to young people and particularly to underrepresented groups, such as women.
He has senior-level experience in the sale and acquisition of construction organisations. He led the acquisition of his own business, Fitzgerald Civil Engineering Contractors, from a multinational corporation. He has also been a shareholder and director in the sale of a major contractor.
Nick’s skills in identifying new business opportunities, embracing change and innovating has allowed him to reshape various businesses to deliver better growth and maximise profitability. His commercial acumen and his ability to take the wider, strategic view, and challenge existing practices and procedures have proven invaluable to his own business and the businesses in which he has worked and managed.
He is currently the Marketing and Strategy Director at The Grays Group, a leading commercial dry lining and interiors sub-contractor in the UK; a Director of LA based entertainment and technology consultancy, Bosh Entertainment; a Patron of North Herts College and the Hart Learning Group, one of the co-founders of Sonic Data, a VC funded tech company and a member of BAFTA.
Simon is passionate about training and reinvestment strategies for the construction industry and has led the creation of a skills academy that delivers traineeships and apprenticeships in interior finishings and dry lining. He has helped to raise over £11 Million for good causes, building the Paddington Academy and supporting charities including Childline, The Prince’s Trust, and Whizz Kidz.
Prior to The Grays Group, Simon founded an award winning marketing agency with clients including Hewlett Packard, Nintendo and Sony.
Simon has also had previous roles as Director of the Edinburgh Interactive Festival and an Advisor to the Department for Education. He was a Board member of the DTI’s Advisory Board on the video games industry, and consulted on the Byron Review.
Amanda Long joined the Scheme in September 2019 as Chief Executive. With over 20 years of experience working in senior executive roles for a range of national and international organisations in the commercial, public, social enterprise and charitable sectors, Amanda brings a wealth of expertise to the Scheme. She has pioneered Corporate Social Responsibility frameworks to improve standards; helping organisations and member organisations in areas such as sustainability, workforce welfare and consumer rights.
Her previous roles include CEO of Morison KSi; Director-General of Consumers International; CEO of Corporate Culture; Head of Corporate Responsibility at Anglian Water Services; and International Projects Manager (Sustainability) at Unilever.
Victoria joined in 2015 to manage the CCS’s Public Relations. In 2019, Victoria was appointed as the Scheme’s Head of Communications, Marketing & Public Affairs to develop the Scheme’s brand and positioning across multiple audiences.
Victoria has over 15 years expertise in strategic communications, marketing, PR and public affairs, having worked for national and international organisations in sectors including: construction, financial technology, legal, accountancy, management consultancy and European funding.
Prior to joining the CCS, Victoria was Global Communications Manager for an international financial technology company, Fraedom (part of Visa Inc).