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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.

www.constructionproducts.org.uk

Construction Industry Council

A representative forum for the industry’s professional bodies, research organisations and specialist trade associations.

www.cic.org.uk

The Scheme is independently run as Considerate Constructors Scheme Ltd.

CUB(H) Ltd is responsible for the strategy of the Scheme; the Board of Considerate Constructors Scheme Ltd is responsible for development and implementation.

The Board of Considerate Constructors Scheme Ltd is made up of representatives of the administration company, experienced Scheme Monitors and appointed experts.

The current Scheme Board members are:
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Director
Dr Diana Montgomery has led the Construction Products Association since 2012, and championed the importance of UK construction product manufacturing and distribution to the entire construction supply chain and the value it delivers to the wider economy. The Association represents 85% of the £50 billion sector by value, including global multinationals and 21,000 SMEs across the UK.

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. Previously she headed the sustainability agendas in companies including Centrica,
the AA and Johnson Wax.

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.

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Director
Professor John Nolan is Chairman of Nolan Associates, Consulting Civil and Structural Engineers. He is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Birmingham, Chairman of a property company, non-exec director of a power company, technical advisor to the Board of Bournville Village Trust and is a Past President of the Institution of Structural Engineers. John is a Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers and also the Institution of Civil Engineers. He has over 40 years experience in the construction industry initially as a contractor, but predominantly as a consultant, and has been responsible for the civil and structural engineering design of projects in almost all sectors of the built environment.

His particular interests are innovation, value engineering, the waste generated by the public sector procurement process and off site fabrication.

He is passionate about the quality and relevance of the knowledge that Civil and Structural Engineering students have when they graduate and has spoken widely on this topic. This lead to his appointment as a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor of Innovation at the University of Birmingham.


Director
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.

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Executive Chairman
Isabel Martinson 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.

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Director
Mike Petter held the position of Chairman from July 2014 to July 2016. In November 2016, Mike was appointed as Chairman of the Scheme’s standing Service and Performance Committee. Mike is a Chartered Civil Engineer, who has over 30 years experience working in the construction industry, and has monitored over 1000 construction sites registered with the Scheme.

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.

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Director
Roma Agrawal is a Design Manager at Interserve, where she manages designers and coordinates buildability, logistics and programme planning on large schemes. A chartered structural engineer, she has worked with signature architects designing footbridges, towers and sculptures; including six years as a senior structural engineer on The Shard.

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.

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Director
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.
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Director
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.

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Director
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.


The Chief Executive of the Scheme is:
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Chief Executive
Edward Hardy is Chief Executive of the Scheme. Edward spent his early career in corporate sales, developing and training a sales team for a large UK gas supplier, before doing the same for a telecommunications company in Sydney, Australia.

Edward has been responsible for the operational activities of the Scheme since 1998 and was appointed General Manager in 2003. Edward was promoted to Chief Executive in January 2009.