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Disbanded Committees

The England, Scotland and Cymru Wales Committees have been disbanded. They have been replaced by the Nation Councils for England, Scotland and Wales.

England Committee

The Committee was charged with advising the Board on the adequacy and effectiveness of CITB’s arrangements in relation to construction skills development and delivery in England in line with the Board’s strategic plan.

In particular, the English Committee advised and made recommendations to the Board on matters of strategic business and support the Board’s strategic leadership, with corporate oversight of strategy and performance. It acted as a ‘think-tank’ and advised on: current and future construction skills development and delivery in England; the direction of industry developments in construction and the wider built environment; influencing government policies on skills and training; priorities and policies for the construction industry in England; the impact and effectiveness of the delivery of products and services in England outlining areas for improvement and innovation.

Committee members (as at June 2017) were:

  • Frances Wadsworth - chairperson, CITB trustee, and principal and CEO of  Croydon College
  • Debbie Akehurst - head of corporate responsibilities (London) at Land Securities Properties Limited
  • Debbie Aplin - non-executive director of MHA Housing
  • Caroline Blackman - HR director at Laing O'Rourke
  • Ian Dickerson - head of new entrants and funding at Kier Group Services
  • Stuart Green - professor of construction management at Reading University
  • Steve Hindley - chairman of Midas Group
  • Richard Hulland - group director at Veolia
  • Mike Jaggs - associate director of BRE Global Limited
  • Chris Jones - head of learning and development at BAM Construct UK Limited
  • Hannah O'Sullivan - head of learning and development at VolkerWessels UK Ltd
  • Liz Stokes - human resources (HR) associate director for training and development at the Clancy Group
  • Ray Wilson - director of Carillion Training Services and CITB trustee

Meetings were held on 2 May, 15 June and 18 September 2017. 

Scotland Committee

The Committee was charged with ensuring that the Board gained the assurance it needed on the adequacy and effectiveness of CITB’s arrangements in relation to construction skills development and delivery in Scotland in line with the overall strategic plan.

In particular, the Scottish Committee advised and made recommendations to the Board on the priorities for the construction industry in Scotland, as a component of the overall CITB strategic plan, training provision and standards for the construction industry and wider built environment in Scotland. The Committee also advised the Board on proposals relating to the strategic plans for Scotland; influencing devolved government policies on skills and training, and outline potential areas for improvement and innovation.

The Committee provided advice and guidance to relevant Scottish construction and built environment groups.

Committee members (as at September 2017) were:

  • Maureen Douglas - Chairperson and CITB trustee
  • Douglas Anderson - Joint Managing Director of GAP Group and member of Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA)
  • Nicola Barclay - Director of Homes for Scotland
  • Grahame Barn - Head of Membership at CECA Scotland
  • Craig Bruce - CITB Council member
  • Steve Dillon - Regional Secretary of Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians (UCATT)
  • Gemma Gourlay - representing Robertson Group
  • David Harris - CITB trustee
  • Vaughan Hart - Executive Director of Scottish Building Federation (SBF)
  • Malcolm Horner - CITB Council member
  • Stewart Lyon - Executive Honorary member of Building & Engineering Services Association
  • Donald McDonald - Director of McDonald Decorators
  • Stewart McKillop - Principal of South Lanarkshire College
  • John McKinney - Federation Support Officer at BuildUK
  • Ed Monaghan - representing Construction Scotland
  • Iain Morrison - Head of Construction at Forth Valley College
  • Gordon Nelson - Service Director at FMB Scotland
  • Andre Reibig - Senior Policy Officer at Scottish Funding Council (SFC)
  • Ian Rogers - Chief Executive Officer, Scottish Decorators Federation
  • Stephen Sheridan - Skills Construction Manager at Skills Development Scotland (SDS)
  • Colin Tennant - Head of Traditional Skills and Materials at Historic Scotland

Co-opted members (as at September 2017):

  • Jim Gilmour - Managing Director of ODC Ltd
  • Gavin Hay - Development Manager at Scottish Building Apprenticeship & Training Council (SBATC)
  • Brendan Keenan - representing Scottish Painting and Decorating Apprenticeship Council (SPADAC)
  • Billy Kirkwood - Managing Director of RDK Construction Ltd
  • Newell McGuiness - managing director of SELECT

 

 

Meetings were held on 6 February, 19 June and 20 November 2017.

Cymru Wales Committee

The Committee was charged with ensuring that the Board gained the assurance they needed on the adequacy and effectiveness of CITB’s arrangements for financial, governance and control in relation to construction skills development and delivery in Wales in line with the overall strategic plan.

In particular, the CITB Board's Cymru Wales Committee advised and made recommendations to the Board on:

  • priorities and policies for the construction industry in Wales, as a component of the overall CITB strategic plan:
    • training provision
    • standards and qualification frameworks for the construction industry and wider built environment in Wales
  • progress and proposals relating to the strategic and business plans for Wales
  • influencing devolved government policies on skills and training:
    • by effective communication of evidence-based needs and supply
    • consider other topics, as defined by the Board
    • the impact of Board policies and strategies in Wales
    • highlighting national differences and requirements
    • encompassing material changes in delivery
  • the impact and effectiveness of the delivery of products and services in Wales outlining areas for improvement and innovation

The committee also provided advice and guidance to the following Welsh groups:

  • Regional Fora (North, South West and South East)
  • Also other groups including:
    • Wales Observatory (CSN Group)
    • Professional Services Wales Group
    • Wales Traditional Building Skills Advisory Group
    • Welsh Construction
    • Qualifications Advisory Group
    • Fairness Inclusion and Respect/Equality & Diversity Group

Its members are drawn from the full range of employers and federations reflecting differing sectors, size and geographical areas.

The organisations are:

  • Balfour Beatty
  • BAM Construct UK
  • BAM Nuttall
  • Build UK
  • CECA
  • Costain
  • Hire Association Europe
  • House Builders Federation
  • Keepmoat
  • Kier
  • Laing O’Rourke
  • Mitie
  • National Federation of Builders
  • Volker Wessels 

Meetings were held on 2 February, 20 June, 20 September 2017 and 24 January 2018.

Grant scheme rules group

The role of the Grants Scheme Rules Group was to provide CITB with a robust and representative voice of industry to advise, recommend and inform the design of the Grants Scheme for the duration of the Reform programme. This Group has now been disbanded.

Its members were drawn from the full range of employers and federations reflecting differing sectors, size and geographical areas.

The organisations were:

  • Balfour Beatty
  • BAM Construct UK
  • BAM Nuttall
  • Build UK
  • CECA
  • Costain
  • Hire Association Europe
  • House Builders Federation
  • Keepmoat
  • Kier
  • Laing O’Rourke
  • Mitie
  • National Federation of Builders
  • Volker Wessels 

The Grants Scheme Rules Group existed to represent the construction industry interests and ensure that the Grants Scheme was designed to benefit the industry as a whole.

It had a responsibility to assist CITB to fully understand the impact (both positives and negatives) of the Grants Scheme on the industry and to ensure that the design of the Grants Scheme was aligned to the guiding principles and targeted construction industry outcomes.

The Grants Scheme Rules Group acted as a group for consultation related to change of the CITB Grants Scheme as well as to review, give advice, make recommendations to enable CITB to develop an effective Grants Scheme for the benefit to serve the industry.

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