CITB chief executive to stand down

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Adrian Belton

ADRIAN Belton is leaving his role as chief executive of CITB at the end of the year, the organisation has announced.

Sarah Beale, currently chief financial officer and corporate performance director, will become acting chief executive. She was worked for CITB for eleven years.

Sarah Beale

James Wates, CITB chairman said, “I would like to thank Adrian for his dedicated service to CITB and to our industry.

“In the past three years, Adrian has led the development of key organisational reforms that have enabled and shaped CITB’s future offer to industry. Now that a plan has been delivered to the Board, Adrian has decided the time is right to leave CITB and pass on the baton for a successor to deliver on that plan.

“CITB is now moving onto the next phase of its reform, which is engaging with industry on how it will support, delivering the required change and consulting on a new Levy Order. This includes reforming the Grants Scheme to ensure that Levy funds are invested in the skills most needed by our industry.

“Sarah Beale will step up to be acting chief executive, in accordance with established succession arrangements. She has excellent knowledge of the organisation and our industry, and a practical, hands-on approach that will be needed for this next phase of engagement and delivery.

“As chairman, I will take a more direct role in engaging with industry during this time, and providing support to Sarah and the rest of the executive team, in whom the CITB Board and I place our full confidence.”