The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is the representative forum for the professional bodies, research organisations and specialist business associations in the construction industry.

Karen Holmes


Karen joined CICAIR in July 2020, and has overall responsibility for the operation of the Approved Inspectors Register (CICAIR Limited), the body designated by the Secretary of State in England and Welsh Ministers in Wales to approve private sector Building Control Bodies.

Karen has worked in professional regulation for over 30 years. Prior to joining CICAIR, Karen spent over two decades as part of the senior leadership team at the Architects Registration Board (ARB), the UK’s statutory regulator of architects. During the last six years, Karen held the role of Registrar and Chief Executive. Karen is committed to delivering effective regulation in a proportionate way, whilst ensuring the public interest is at the forefront of any regulatory model.

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