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New Deputy Chairman for CIC

Posted: 24th June 2003

Stuart Henderson, Director of Strategic Consulting with Parkman Group and President of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) in 2002-2003, was elected at the Annual General Meeting as Deputy Chairman for the Construction Industry Council. He will take up his post with immediate effect, before going on to succeed Turlogh O’Brien as Chairman of the Construction Industry Council in June 2004.
Stuart Henderson has a wealth of experience within the Built Environment in both public and private sectors. He began work with Laing as a non-technical graduate, [MA Trinity College, Dublin] later becoming a general foreman at the St Thomas’ Hospital site.

Stuart was a member of the HM Treasury’s Private Finance Panel Executive promoting and facilitating progress on a wide range of PFI projects. He led the early stages of the first Voluntary Aided school PFI project, which is now operational and played a lead role in the evaluation of tenders and negotiation of the procurement of the £300M National Physical Laboratory for the DTI. He has directed several “joined up government” projects for metropolitan Local Authorities in education, youth and community services and fire services.
The Community Learning Resources Centre Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council won this year’s PublicPrivateFinance [PPF] award for the best education project under £20M.
He has had a long interest in construction and development education, having served as a University external examiner and visiting lecturer, and was on the course committees, which established two vocational degrees in development and construction.

He has been an active member of CIC’s Public Sector Procurement panel and the Chartered College
Speaking on his appointment Stuart said:

“The key issue at the forefront of the industry at the moment is change. The industry is embracing change, but there is a long way to go in the process of reform to construct the future together. The future is not just a place we are going to, it’s a place we are building now.
Our role in CIC is to bring the many elements in our industry under a common banner, working as an integrated team at industry level, to promote best practice, and to play our part in achieving the change for the betterment of the industry. ’’

Additional new appointments made at the AGM were Michael Finn as Vice Chairman of the Business College, Tim Gough as Vice Chairman of the Chartered College, Jan Hellings as Honorary Treasurer and Peter Sheaves as Chairman of the Industry Improvement Committee.