Considerate Constructors Scheme appoints new chief executive

THE Considerate Constructors Scheme – the national organisation established to improve the image of construction – has appointed a new chief executive.

Amanda Long will begin her new role this month as Edward Hardy departs the chief executive post he has held since 2009.

Amanda has over 20 years’ experience working in senior executive positions, with her previous roles including chief executive of Morison KSi; director-general of Consumers International; chief executive of Corporate Culture; head of corporate responsibility at Anglian Water Services; and international projects manager (Sustainability) at Unilever.

Amanda said, “It is a real honour to have the opportunity to lead the Considerate Constructors Scheme, which is a widely respected and successful organisation at the core of raising standards for communities, the environment, and the construction industry’s workforce.

“My career has been focused on engaging with organisations to raise standards across a range of industries. I look forward to working with organisations who are part of the Scheme and those that influence engagement with the Scheme, to help extend its reach and influence even further.”

Executive chairman of the Considerate Constructors Scheme, Isabel Martinson MBE, commented, “I am delighted to welcome Amanda to the Scheme as our new Chief Executive. Amanda brings a huge wealth of expertise in leading organisations in roles which are focused on improving standards through Corporate Social Responsibility programmes.

“This experience clearly resonates with the core values and mission of the Considerate Constructors Scheme, and we are excited about the future opportunities to embed the Scheme across our industry, through Amanda’s leadership.

“I would also like to thank Edward Hardy for his significant achievements over the last decade as Chief Executive, in shaping the Scheme to become the huge success it is today.”