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New Industry Board Announced

Posted: 7th March 2019

The Construction Innovation Hub (formerly the Transforming Construction Alliance) announces the creation of a powerful new Industry Board to ensure key industry decision makers and leaders help to shape its programme of work.

The £72 million Construction Innovation Hub, funded by UK Research and Innovation through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, will transform the UK construction industry. Its new Industry Board will:

  • Ensure the voice of industry – consultants, contractors and product suppliers – is fed directly into the Construction Innovation Hub programme
  • Encourage collaboration across government policy makers, planners and delivery bodies to drive better social, economic and environmental outcomes from the Construction Innovation Hub
  • Make sure the outputs of the programme reach businesses with the potential to drive the transformation of the sector
  • Provide external challenge so the broader, long-term objectives of the Construction Innovation Hub meet the needs and aspirations of businesses throughout the UK

The appointed members of the new Industry Board are:

  • Mark Farmer, Chief Executive of Cast Consultancy
  • Diana Montgomery, Chief Executive of the Construction Products Association
  • Alasdair Reisner, Chief Executive of the Civil Engineering Contractors Association
  • Hannah Vickers, Chief Executive of the Association for Consultancy and Engineering
  • Victoria Hills, Chief Executive of the Royal Town Planning Institute
  • Huda As’ad, Head of Performance, Infrastructure and Projects Authority

Keith Waller, Programme Director for the Construction Innovation Hub said: “The Construction Innovation Hub is working with government, academia, the Construction Leadership Council and other industry leaders to develop solutions that can be used across projects and sectors. But I want our programme to go further. I want to ensure key industry decision makers and leaders help shape the Construction Innovation Hub, so it can deliver for industry as well as society at large. Our new Industry Board will help us develop the framework we need, focusing on those outputs that will make a real difference.