CSIC appoints director of operations and future skills

Douglas Morrison

DOUGLAS Morrison has been appointed director of operations and future skills at Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC).

The moves comes as CSIC progresses with phase two of its strategy to expand its range of services and activities to drive innovation, cultural and transformational change across the Scottish construction industry.

A former Scottish director of the Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange, Douglas will support the organisation’s plans to drive change via initiatives delivered through its factory and technical facility, plus access to its future skills programme.

Having held senior positions at City of Glasgow College, leading on innovation and STEM, CSIC said Douglas has a wealth of experience in delivering a range of ‘transformation projects’ that help to bring about increased productivity and growth potential through innovation.

Douglas Morrison said, “There is a unique opportunity at CSIC to harness Scotland’s innovation capacity and I am excited to be part of a team that is committed to achieving positive change in the construction industry.  I am passionate about digital disruption, innovation, technology enhanced learning and gender equality issues, and believe that a focus on these areas will support the transformational and cultural change needed.”

CSIC chief executive Stephen Good commented, “The creation of this new role and appointing Douglas demonstrates our commitment to delivering our ambitious phase two strategy which has four key areas of focus: culture change, digital transformation, accelerating industrialisation and building sustainably. These themes integrate around the need to support the construction sectors transition to net zero carbon emissions by 2045. Douglas brings a wealth of experience in these areas and I am confident that he will play a vital role in driving industry-wide collaboration to help transform the construction industry.”