Changes to the Scheme’s Board
On the 1st July 2014, the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s Board experienced a number of changes to its structure.
The Scheme welcomed its new Chairman Mike Petter as David Watson, Chairman for the past two years, steps down from the role. David joined the Scheme as a Monitor in 2005, becoming a Director in January 2008 and Chairman in 2012.
In David’s time as Chairman, he’s helped the Scheme introduce a number of new initiatives and celebrate many milestones including 70,000 Site Registrations and 100,000 Monitor visits. He saw in the development and launch of the new Code and Checklist in 2013 and has helped develop Supplier Registration in 2014.
David’s role as Immediate Past Chairman means he will remain on the Board and continue to advise on the Scheme’s future direction for another year.
Mike Petter became a Scheme Director in July 2012 and Vice Chairman in 2013. Mike began his career at Geoffrey Osborne Ltd, working on a variety of construction projects before becoming Contracts Manager for the company. Prior to joining the Scheme in 2008, Mike was Managing Director for Five Dimensional Management Ltd, a well-established consultancy firm specialising in construction.
There are also three other changes to the Scheme’s Board.
John Sayers steps down as Director but assumes the new position of Scheme Ambassador, a new role with the responsibility of representing the Scheme at various industry functions and events.
Angus Kennedy, who has been monitoring for the Scheme since 2011, joins the Board. A Chartered Builder, Angus began his career as a site engineer, progressing to construction manager with a number of construction firms. In 2007 Angus was appointed as Construction Director on the £150m Maxim Business Park in Lanarkshire, and continues to provide project management and consultancy services for the new park operators, and for a number of other clients.
Albert Ree joined the Board in April, having worked for Balfour Beatty for over 30 years joining initially as a Graduate Engineer. During his career Albert built a strong portfolio across all key civil engineering and construction disciplines. His enthusiastic project management and leadership skills have ensured the successful delivery of a number of prestigious projects for key customers. In 2000 Albert became Regional Director for Balfour Beatty Construction and in 2005 appointed to the Board of Balfour Beatty Construction Northern. In mid-2012, Albert accepted the leadership role for the Sustainability portfolio in the new Construction Services UK.
Looking ahead in his new role as Chairman, Mike commented:
I would like to thank David for his contribution over the last two years and look forward to continuing the Scheme’s success. I would also like to thank John for his time as a Director and wish him luck as the new Scheme Ambassador. Albert and Angus joining the Board brings a wealth of experience which will only help strengthen the Scheme’s position and ensure that it remains the leading voice in improving considerate standards.