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Structure of the Considerate Constructors Scheme

Scheme ownership

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).

CUB(H) Ltd consists of:

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:
Dr Diana Montgomery was appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Construction Products Association in May 2019, having successfully led the CPA as Chief Executive from 2012.

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 Watts OBE has been involved with CIC since 1989. Initially, as a member of the Council and its Executive Board, then as a Director. He was appointed Chief Executive and Secretary in October 1991.

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.

Tony Burton is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor. He was a partner at Gardiner & Theobald LLP, one of the world’s leading independent construction and property consultancies, for more than 30 years with more than 10 years as Senior Partner. He has over 40 years’ experience in the industry and has worked on projects across most sectors.

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.

Peter Caplehorn is the Chief Executive of the Construction Products Association, having been promoted to lead the CPA in May 2019 following five years as Deputy Chief Executive and Policy Director. His work focuses on engaging with policy makers and industry leaders to raise the profile of the products sector and members’ businesses, grow the market and reduce regulatory risk.

Peter is a Chartered Architect with more than 35 years of experience, but is particularly respected for his leadership across the wider construction industry in a number of key national roles. Most recently he has represented the CPA at the Industry Response Group, initiated by the UK Government to advise and organise a response that will help make existing buildings safe in the wake of the Grenfell disaster. He was also asked by Dame Judith Hackitt to chair the Regulations working group for her independent review, as well as to sit on both the Products and the Golden Thread working groups. In addition, in 2018 Peter was asked by the UK Housing Minister to support a government working group on modern methods of construction in the housing sector.

In addition, Peter is the chair of CB/- (the British Standards Institution’s strategic committee for construction); chair of RIBA’s Regulations and Standards Group; chair of the BIM Task Group’s BIM4Regs working group; chair of the CIC health and safety committee; and until recently after nine years in the role, deputy chair of the Building Regulations Advisory Committee (BRAC). Peter also served eight years as a RIBA Council member.

Executive Chairman
Isabel Martinson MBE became Executive Chairman of the Scheme in July 2016. Isabel will further develop strategies to enhance the Scheme, by taking it ‘to the next level’. The Scheme’s vision is to make registration essential for every construction site, company and supplier, large or small, to ensure continual improvement in performance leading to a step change in the image and attractiveness of construction as a sector.

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.

Caroline Barker joined the Considerate Constructors Scheme as a Monitor in 2013 and was appointed as a Board Director in February 2020.

Caroline has made over 600 monitoring visits of construction sites and companies throughout the UK and has an exceptional understanding of the challenges and issues the industry faces in attracting and retaining the workforce.

Caroline started her career as a trainee civil engineer and was the first woman trainee civil engineer to join Henry Boot Civil Engineering. She then joined Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and then worked for Yorkshire Water Services Ltd; initially as a civil engineer and progressing to business change manager before joining Volkswagen and then setting up the consultancy business that she runs today.

Caroline has a strong track record in developing training and skills-based programmes within construction. She organises and facilitates The South Yorkshire Construction Training Group; a regional consortia of key construction companies and organisations which coordinate training and promote the construction industry, working to overcome the barriers to progress through the provision of apprenticeships and training.

Richard Byrne is currently the Health and Safety Director for the Contract Merchanting Division of Travis Perkins Plc. He brings a wealth of experience and insight from the perspective of a supplier to the construction industry. Richard is a well-known author, speaker and thought leader in the field of Health and Safety, where he has held a wide range of operational and strategic roles in some of the largest companies in the UK, including the Midlands Co-op, Royal Mail, ATS Euromaster and Network Rail. He has a first combined honours degree in Ergonomics and Health and Safety Management from Aston University, Birmingham.
Nick Coley is a highly distinguished and commercially-focused leader in construction and civil engineering, Nick has worked across a broad range of organisations, both within main contractors and SMEs.

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.

Simon Harvey is a renowned marketing and strategy leader, with senior experience working across construction, gaming and music industries, and promoting a wide range of celebrities.

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.

Executive Team

Chief Executive
Amanda Long

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.

Head of
Marketing &
Public Affairs
Victoria Knowles

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).