CITB makes key Nation Council appointments

CITB has appointed three new Nation Council chairs – one each in Scotland, England and Wales – as the organisation’s modernisation plans gather pace.

Tony Elliott (group HR director of Robertson Group), Seamus Keogh (CEO of Clancy Docwra) and Leigh Hughes (business development & social value director at Bouygues UK) will take up their respective roles as Chair of the Nation Councils in Scotland, England and Wales this month. CITB said the three will work with up to nine council members in each nation to form a “key part” of the new governance structure.

The Nation Councils will provide insight into industry challenges across nations, regions and sectors. They will advise the CITB board to identify and prioritise support for key issues affecting the construction industry.

Tony Elliott said, “I’m really pleased to have been appointed to the role of CITB Scotland Nation Council chair, and I’m very much looking forward to helping CITB to ensure that the industry’s needs are at the forefront of its business plan. The new CITB Nation Council in Scotland will ensure that industry-led priorities and opportunities become a key focus. It will play a crucial role in helping to shape and influence the future of Scottish – and UK – construction.”

Peter Lauener, chair of the CITB board commented, “I’m delighted we have been able to appoint three very experienced knowledgeable and highly capable industry executives as our Nation Council chairs. I know that Tony, Seamus and Leigh are passionate about supporting skills and training within their own firms and the wider industry.

“CITB’s new Nation Councils will be a great asset to the board, they will provide industry-led, nation-specific advice that will be invaluable as our programme of change develops. I look forward to working with our new chairs to ensure we make The Future CITB Business Plan a reality and deliver a CITB that truly meets British construction’s needs now, and in the future.”