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CBI announces John McDonough’s replacement

Midas chairman Steve Hindley to take the helm

The CBI has appointed Midas chairman Steve Hindley as the new chairman of its construction council.

Mr Hindley succeeds Carillion group chief executive John McDonough who last month announced his intention to step down from the contractor by the end of the year.

Mr McDonough chaired the CBI Construction Council for three years.

CBI deputy director-general Dr Neil Bentley said Mr Hindley was taking the role at a crucial time.

He said:  “As a leader of one of construction’s fastest-growing medium-sized firms, Steve Hindley brings a fresh perspective on what the sector needs to ensure a sustainable recovery.

“Construction firms and their supply chain account for around 13 per cent of GDP, so creating construction jobs and growth is vital to the health of the wider economy.

“We need the Government to publish a forward pipeline of work to give firms the confidence to invest in skills and processes which will improve efficiency and reduce infrastructure delivery costs.”

The CBI’s Construction Council was formed in 2008 to represent construction, contracting, civil engineering, materials suppliers, house building, design, and support services.

Outgoing chairman McDonough, said:  “Over the past three years we’ve brought together construction and supply chain firms, both large and small from across the UK, and firmly established the CBI Construction Council as the unified voice of the industry.

“With Steve Hindley at the helm, the council will go from strength to strength, continuing to engage with the Government at the highest level.”

Mr Hindley paid tribute to Mr McDonough’s work and said he looked foreard to working with members to address issues such as the Housing shortage.

“It is essential that we spread the message about the importance of the industry to the British economy nationally and locally to return to sustainable growth,” he added. 

The CBI also announced four new members of the group, including CEMEX, Clegg Group, Leadbitter Group, and The Mactaggart & Mickel Group.

Readers' comments (2)

  • Under John McDonough's reign, Carillion caused the greatest pain to their supply chain with 65 & now even rumoured 90day payment terms. So much for bringing Construction and supply chain firms together! The voice of the building industry has shown little respect for his suppliers. Good bye & good riddance.

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  • Talk about double standards, McDonough is talking about bringing the UK construction industry together when he has pursued a strategy of cutting his supply chain and then enforcing huge discounts and longer payment terms on them, whilst also deserting as he pursues more work overseas and less in the UK, I think his retirement cannot come too soon, lets hope Howson has more morals...but I doubt it!!!

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