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Our council

The Nation Councils for England, Scotland and Wales play a key role to help shape the future of construction across Great Britain and provide strategic advice to the Board to better meet industry’s skills needs.

The Nation Councils deliver on a significant call from industry through

our last Consensus consultation and Government through the ITB Review, for CITB’s governance to be more representative of the Industry it serves.
  1. Each Nation Council is charged with enhancing the evidence base from which CITB forms and develops its Strategic Plan, to ensure that the Board is cognisant of key industry issues, concepts and opportunities affecting both the individual Nation and the collective Nations.  From this collective evidence base CITB will reflect and prioritise the issues, as appropriate, into the formation and implementation of the Plan for Careers, Standards and Qualifications and Training and Development delivery across the three Nations.

  2. Government guidelines, legislative and regulatory mandates will inform and guide the work of the Nation Councils.

  3. With particular reference to the individual Nation, the Council will: 
  • Provide insight into the challenges and opportunities for the Nation it represents;

  • Steer and influence the Board on development and effective delivery of the Strategic Plan encouraging adjustments to delivery to reflect unforeseen events/changes that impact on the Nation/industry more generally;

  • Debate and offer constructive challenge in relation to proposed allocation of resource against competing industry priorities across Great Britain;

  • Provide National perspective on construction skills gaps against agreed forecast needs.


  • Chair, Seamus Keogh
  • Diane Bourne – Managing Director, Eric Wright Civil Engineering & Group
  • Chris Carr – Joint Managing Director, Carr & Carr (Builders) Ltd
  • James Flannery – Construction Director, Cunard Construction Ltd.
  • Andrew Harvey – Managing Director, Harvey Shopfitters Ltd
  • Chris Last 
  • Sharon Llewellyn – Risk Managements and Projects Director, JPR Roofing and Flooring Ltd
  • Ged Simmonds – Business Unit Director, Mace Ltd
  • Rob Tansey – Group HR Director, Barrett Developments Plc
  • Julie White – Managing Director, D-Drill (Masters Drillers) Ltd
  • Chair, Tony Elliott – Group HR Director, Robertson Group
  • Zeshan Afzal – Site Manager, BAM Construction UK
  • Nicola Barclay – Chief Executive, Homes for Scotland
  • Mark Bramley – Operations Director, Pat Munro (Alness) Ltd
  • Craig Bruce – Joint Managing Director, Pert Bruce Construction Ltd
  • Marion Forbes – Director, Mactaggart and Mickel Homes Ltd
  • Michael Smyth – HR Director, Graham Construction
  • Richard Steedman – Managing Director, Cameron Drywall Contractors Ltd
  • Jim Young – Construction Director, Chap Group (Aberdeen) Ltd
  • Appointment to be made
  • Chair, Leigh Hughes – Business Development & Social Value Director, Bouygues Ltd
  • Gareth Davies – Construction Director, Knox and Wells Ltd
  • Andrea Green – Customer Experience Director, Costain Ltd
  • Simon Jehu – Managing Director of Development, Jehu Group Limited
  • Owain Jones – Company Director, T Richard Jones (Betws) Ltd
  • Richard Owen – Training and Workforce Manager, Jones Bros
  • Neal Stephens – Managing Director of Construction South Wales, Willmott Dixon
  • Paul Tedder – Director and Co-owner, Atlantic Dwellings Ltd
  • Terry Edwards – John Weaver Contractors
  • Appointment to be made