Disbanded Committees

The Levy Working Party has now been replaced with the Levy Strategy Committee

 

The Levy Working Party formed part of the representation of industry employers across the three GB Nations and worked collaboratively to ensure the effective development of the 2020 Levy proposals.

It assisted in assessing and informing industry’s view of any proposed changes to Levy legislation in advance of making final submissions to the Board and DfE concerning such changes. It supported CITB in testing the future funding strategy options for wider industry consultation, and assessed the implications of different Levy rate models against CITB’s strategic objectives.

The Levy Working Party considered the impact and potential impact on the CITB Levy of factors within the external environment and makes appropriate recommendations to address or mitigate those factors.

 

February 2020 Members were:

Diana Garnham – Chairperson and CITB Trustee

Yvonne Kelly – CITB Trustee

Liz Bridge – Joint Taxation Committee

Liz Bridge was once a senior inspector of taxes but left HMRC to run the tax department of the Construction Confederation. She has run helplines for all the major trade federations in the Joint Tax committee of Construction for more than 20 years, negotiating tax changes with HMRC and teaching those changes to the industry.

Liz also works as a member of the First Tier Tax Tribunal so she is truly a tax specialist / nerd.  She is well known as a speaker who can make tax issues clear.

Craig Bruce – Pert Bruce Construction

Craig is the seventh generation of his family to run the business dating back to 1871 and he has 30 years' experience in the industry. He started in the family firm as a joinery apprentice at 16, serving his time in the workshop, onsite and carrying out maintenance, before progressing to the office and eventually to MD in 2007. He merged the business in 2007 with another local family company to increase capability and service delivery, increasing his original 25 employees to as it stands, directly employing 100 staff, 16 of which are trade apprentices.

As MD of Pert Bruce Construction, Craig has experience in carrying out a varied roster of work ranging from £25,000 domestic projects all the way up to £4m historic/listed house conversions, with clients ranging from private individuals through to blue-chip industrial clients, architects and leading developers. Craig also owns a property development company building new homes, converting listed buildings and building affordable homes for RSL Partners.

Craig currently sits as a Director of the Scottish Building Federation, President of the Dundee and Angus Association, Council member of SBATC (Scottish Building Apprenticeship &Training Council), CITB LEVY Working Party, CITB Scottish Council, Founder & Director of Angus Shared Apprentice Scheme and a Director of a north east based safety group (SAFE) and has previously been on CITB GSWP and as a founder of the Angus Training Group also sat as Chair of the local Group and Training Group National Rep.

Gareth Davies – Knox & Wells

Gareth is the Construction Director for Knox and Wells Limited. His role combines all aspects of Client servicing, from bid management to project delivery, together with responsibility for strategic liaison with key Industry stakeholders such as Welsh Government, CITB and CIOB.

Prior to joining Knox and Wells, Gareth was in post with Britannia Construction Ltd from 2010 as Regional Director (Wales), Wales Regional Director for Carillion Building (Mowlem Building prior to 2006 takeover) and from 2001-5 was Wales Construction Director for Mowlem Building.

During a thirty five year career in the construction industry Gareth has been responsible for delivering many prestigious projects in south Wales, south west England and Jersey, across a variety of sectors.

Gareth is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building (FCIOB) and was a member of the CITB National Council from 2015 to its reorganisation in 2018. He chaired the south-east Wales Regional Construction Forum from its inception in 2010 to its re-constitution in 2018. Gareth is also an active member of Constructing Excellence in Wales and a Professional Assessor for the CIOB and has been a judge and Panel Chairman on the CIOB's Construction Manager of the Year Competition since 2004.

Tony Elliott – Robertson Group

Tony Elliott is Group HR Director for Robertson Group, one of the UKs largest privately-owned construction and infrastructure services companies. Tony has extensive strategic experience in blue chip financial services, infrastructure and manufacturing organisations, working with teams in the UK and overseas. Focussed on the development of people and the growing of internal talent, the attraction of new talent and ensuring skillsets are enhanced and future proofed within our industry, Tony has over 25 years of experience in the fields of talent, people and learning.

Tony is currently Chair of the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) Scottish Nation Council, driving the industry skills agenda across Scotland. He is also a member of several senior level bodies, including The Scottish Apprenticeship Advisory Board (EEG), The Scottish HR Leadership Group and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Scottish HR Leaders forum.

Seamus Keogh – England Nation Council Chair

Seamus has 35 years of construction experience, with 30 years at the Clancy Group. He retired as CEO of Clancy Group in March 2019. As well as being the Chair of the CITB England Nation Council, he is also Chair of CIJC (Employers) Ltd, a member of the Mayor of London's Skills Board and Skills for Business Partnership, a Fellow of ICE, Chartered Member of IOSH and a Member of IEI.

Alison Lamplough – Laing O'Rourke

Alison has worked in Construction for over 20 years and in that time has covered every aspect of talent management, skills, training and development and has led the development of a number of new Apprenticeship Standards for the sector.

Alison has responsibility for the strategy and delivery of all site, technical and apprenticeship training for the Laing O'Rourke Europe Hub to ensure that both current and future skill requirements are met. This has included the development of innovative and dynamic approaches to onsite learning to create an up skilled and competent workforce. Her role includes the management of third-party suppliers to ensure delivery of excellent service and value to the business, she works closely with leaders and stakeholders at all levels as part of her ongoing pursuit for ongoing improvement and vocational/training excellence.

Alison was a member of the CITB Investment Funding Committee until December 2019.

2020

 Name

Role

April 

June

June

July

Diana Garnham

(Chair) CITB Trustee

Yvonne Kelly

CITB Trustee

 

Liz Bridge

Tax specialist

Craig Bruce

NC member

x

x

Gareth Davies

NC member

Tony Elliot

NC member

Seamus Keogh

NC member

Alison Lamplough

Independent member

 

2019

Name

June

July

September

October

Diana Garnham

 x

 √

 √

 √

Yvonne Kelly

 √

 √

 √

 √

Liz Bridge

 √

 √

 x

 √

Craig Bruce

 √

 √

 √

 √

Gareth Davies

 √

 x

 √

 √

Tony Elliott

 x

 √

 x

 √

Seamus Keogh

 x

 √

 √

 √

Alison Lamplough

 √

 x

 √

 √

 

 

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.