The government has unveiled the full list of members for the rebooted Construction Leadership Council.
The list released today by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills includes five new members, including Morrisore Construction founder Brian Morrisroe, Crest Nicholson chief executive Stephen Stone and Saint-Gobain UK’S Sustainable Habitat Group chair Mike Chaldecott.
BDP chairman David Cash and EC Harris’ Simon Rawlinson make up the rest of the new recruits.
Other members include Madani Sow (Bouygues UK), Anna Stewart (Laing O’Rourke), Mike Putnam (Skanska) and Andrew Wolstenholme (Crossrail).
The first meeting of the new CLC will take place next month.
- Nick Boles MP, Minister of State for Skills, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
- Sir David Higgins, High Speed Two (HS2)
- David Cash, (BDP)
- Mike Chaldecott, (Saint Gobain)
- Brian Morrisroe, (Morrisroe Construction)
- Mike Putnam, (Skanska)
- Simon Rawlinson, (Strategic Forum for Construction / EC Harris)
- Madani Sow, (Bouygues UK)
- Anna Stewart, (Laing O’Rourke)
- Stephen Stone, (Crest Nicholson)
- Andrew Wolstenholme, (Crossrail)
- Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
- Other government departments – agenda dependent
The new list comes after the future of the CLC was cast into doubt after its June meeting was cancelled by BIS so that ministers “could consider how they see the council going forward”.
This was followed in July by the news that the government would be relaunching a new streamlined CLC, downsizing the number of members from 30 to 12. The news of the relaunch came as the government announced that it would be axing role of chief construction adviser after Peter Hansford leaves the role in November.
The decision to scrap Mr Hansford’s role was seen as an “own goal” by some in the industry, with many saying there was a need for a single point of contact between the government and the construction industry.
Initiatives carried out through the CLC have included volume housebuilders examining ways to tackle the skills shortage; modern methods of construction and innovation; a fair payment charter; and work on CSCS cards.
Commenting on the latest list, skills minister Nick Boles said:“The renewed CLC will provide more business-focused change for the industry, and I’m pleased to be joined by some of its leading figures.
“From small but ambitious firm Morrisroe to major housebuilder Crest Nicholson and international architects BDP, the new Council brings together the expertise we need to help UK Construction build on recent growth as the foundation for future success.”