Members of the Board

Members of the Board are responsible for governance, strategic direction and monitoring business performance.

Chairperson

Peter Lauener was appointed as CITB Chairman with effect from 1 May 2018. Peter comes with a wealth of experience in the skills and education sectors, moving to join CITB in 2018 alongside his position as the interim Chief Executive of the Student Loans Company.

Previously Peter was Chief Executive of the Institute of Apprenticeships and the Education and Skills Funding Agency. Prior to this, Peter held the position as Director of Skills at the former Department for Education and Skills. Peter currently holds the position as Chair of the Newcastle College Group, a not-for-profit education and training group comprising of six colleges, two training providers and approximately 2500 staff spread across 61 locations.

Employer members

Maureen Douglas

Group HR Director, the Forster Group

Maureen is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and the Institute of Directors. Forster Group administers Angus Construction Independent Training Group and operates a Skills Academy that delivers qualifications and training.

Contractual relationship: As a Levy-registered business Forster Group also accesses grants for training its workforce and employing apprentices.

It also administers Angus Construction Training Group, an independent training group that receives funding from CITB.

Chief Executive, BAM Nuttall

Stephen was appointed as Chief Executive of Bam Nuttall in 2010 and has worked for the company since 1989. Steve is a chartered engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He was awarded a CBE in 2015 for services to the construction industry. Steve is a strong supporter of both trade and technician apprenticeships as routes into the industry and is a member of the Apprentice Ambassador Network.

Steve is also a member of the WISE board. This follows Steve’s commitment to championing women to work in science, technology and engineering (STEM).

Contractual relationship: Bam Nuttall is a Levy-registered business who accesses the CITB grant system for the purpose of training and developing its workforce.

Principal and CEO, Barking & Dagenham College

Yvonne Kelly has been Principal and CEO of Barking & Dagenham College since 2016. Yvonne joined the college in 2015 as the Chief Operating Officer. In this role, she had overall responsibility for this national award winning College’s extensive curriculum offer, which provides technical and professional training to 12,500 students annually. Barking & Dagenham College is one of the leading providers of intermediate, advanced and higher apprenticeship training in London, training around circa 800 apprentices of which approximately 380 are construction apprentices.

Yvonne takes an active role on various boards including the Creative and Cultural Skills Board, CEME Board, Care City Board; she is the AOC London World Skills Champion, as well as acting as an advisor on the Pearson FE Reference Group.

Managing Director, K&M Mcloughlin Decorating

Kevin Mcloughlin MBE is the founder and Managing Director of London-based SME K&M Mcloughlin Decorating. Kevin started the business in 1988. The company has been an avid supporter of apprenticeships. The company employs several tutors who help train apprentices in painting and decorating and since 2012 have offered a four week pre-employment programme for all ages. Kevin is a Route Panel member for Construction for Institute for Apprenticeships and an Ambassador for National Apprenticeship Service. He also sits on the Greater London Authority Skills For Londoners – Apprenticeship Task and Finish Group. K&M was the lead employer working with the Painting Industry on the new Painting & Decorating Trailblazer. Kevin was awarded an MBE in 2014 for his services to skills and apprenticeships, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Builders.

Contractual relationship: Kevin is a Director of K&M McLoughlin Decorating Ltd and K&M McLoughlin Decorating Schools Community Interest Company, both of which are Levy-registered with CITB. He is also a Partner of Maxine and Kevin Property Business Partnership. Kevin sits as a Member of GMB, Liveryman of Painters and Stainers, Member of F.C.I.O.B, Freeman of the City of London, Member of the Federation of Master Builders Training Group, Route Panel Member for Construction for Institute for Apprenticeships, Member of the Greater London Training Group and Member of the London Regional Construction Training Group.

Training and Development Director, Keltbray Group

Holly Price has been the Training and Development Director at Keltbray Group since 2007, playing a crucial role in engineering sustainable and considerable growth through getting the right people in the right place at the right time. Holly started her career in the demolition industry at aged just 17, training to be an Engineer and went on to become Europe’s only female Explosives Engineer in the sector. She is also a prominent and well respected senior figure at the National Federation of Demolition Contractors, having become the first female Chair for the London & Southern Region and currently serving in the role of Second Vice President for the longest established authority in the demolition industry. Holly actively promotes the need to widen the talent pool by embracing diversity and attracting newcomers from all backgrounds to the industry, and she tirelessly campaigns for continuous improvement of industry standards. Having witnessed the challenges that the industry was facing in terms of a potential skills shortage, she decided to move into a more people focussed role and is helping Keltbray go from strength to strength.

Contractual relationship: Holly is a Director of Keltbray

Limited, a CITB Levy-registered company. She is the current President of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors.

Chairman, WRW Construction Limited

Robert Williams MBE is the founder and Chairman of Welsh SME WRW Construction Ltd. Robert founded the company 33 years ago, commencing the business from his home in 1985. A former college lecturer in Construction Methodology, Robert has previously sat on numerous CITB and government related forums and boards. WRW Construction has played a pivotal role in numerous community projects throughout Wales and the South West and they continue to support apprenticeships, together with the skill enhancement of construction workers through its National Skills Academy for Construction (NSAfC). Robert was awarded his MBE in 2013 for services to training and skills in the construction industry.

Contractual relationship: As a Levy-registered business, WRW accesses grants for training and upskilling its workforce and employing apprentices.

WRW are members of Carmarthenshire Construction Training Association Ltd (CCTAL) and have been involved in Cyfle shared apprenticeship scheme since 1965 its inception, both of which benefit from CITB financial support. WRW have been awarded National Skills Academy for Construction status across a number of its projects and receives associated funding from CITB.

WRW have also been awarded funding to lead a CITB commissioned funded project on experiential learning in collaboration with a range of partners.

Independent members

Diana Garnham

Director and 90% shareholder of RDB Insight

Diana was Chief Executive of the Science Council until September 2015. She is currently on the Corporation of the East Sussex College Group (FE) and a trustee of Sense about Science. She has a continuing interest in the social consequences of science, in good governance and strategy, and in enabling young people to achieve their potential, particularly within the STEM environment. Diana undertakes consultancy projects through RDB Insight. Diana has no direct or indirect contractual relationship with CITB.

Government observers

  • Steve Birtwistle (Department for Education)
  • Adrian Martin  (Scottish Government)
  • Sharon Davies (Welsh Government).

Membership details correct as at 19 March 2019.

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