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New appointments for CIC Committees

Posted: 7th December 2017

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is delighted to announce new chairs for both its Diversity Panel and North West Regional Committee.

CIC Board Member, Maria Coulter BSC (hons) MRICS AMAC will be joining the Diversity Panel as the new Chair with immediate effect and become the CIC Board’s Diversity Champion. Maria is a Personal and Business Coach with a background spanning 20 years in the construction industry as a Quantity Surveyor, Project Manager and Risk Manager. Maria set up her own business, Construction Coach, in 2014, and also chairs the CIC East Midlands Regional Committee. Joining Maria on the Diversity Panel will be Louise Clarke, former chair of CIC’s 2050 Group who will be taking up a position of Deputy Chair. Louise is Head of Sustainable Places at the Berkeley Group and is responsible for setting and implementing the group’s strategy to create sustainable places.

The CIC’s Diversity Panel is a collaborative forum and platform for members of all construction disciplines and professional bodies to identify and promote diversity policy and activities within the construction industry.

Of her appointment, Maria said, “My vision for the industry is that everyone can be who they are and bring their whole selves to work which will make such a difference to our environment and the young people we want to attract into our industry. I am really looking forward to working with Louise Clarke and the rest of the Diversity Panel to build on their great work which included the Blueprint for Change Report”.

CIC is also delighted to welcome Philip Isgar as the new chair of the CIC North West Regional Committee. Philip is a Senior Director with a wide experience of developing, leading and managing multi-discipline high profile large Capital Investment Programmes and organisations within both public and private sectors. Philip will bring a vast wealth of industry and local knowledge to the committee.