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New Leadership for Constructing Excellence

In a move designed to strengthen Constructing Excellence’s synergies with the Construction Innovation Hub, the national team based at BRE now report into Executive Director Dr Martin Ganley.  Martin represents BRE on the Construction Innovation Hub Board and provides governance of the BRE delivery programme. Martin will join the Constructing Excellence Board of Management and ensure effective alignment between the Construction Innovation Hub and Constructing Excellence.

This move provides a significant opportunity to achieve the Constructing Excellence’s Vision of positively disrupting industry delivery processes to transform performance, placing the Constructing Excellence movement at the heart of the industry transformation agenda.

Alison Nicholl, who joined the Constructing Excellence team in 2016, takes on the role of Head of Constructing Excellence.  Alison has an extensive background in knowledge transfer and innovation in the built environment including programme managing the Modern Built Environment Knowledge Transfer Network.

Don Ward is pursuing a long-held ambition to work overseas, developing Constructing Excellence franchises in the Middle East.  Constructing Excellence would like to thank Don for the excellent work he has done in leading Constructing Excellence and its predecessors over the past 18 years. As a champion of collaborative working, Don has successfully led the transition of Constructing Excellence from a government funded body to a membership organisation for leading companies committed to change across the built environment.

Alignment with the Construction Innovation Hub and new focus on the core areas of Digital, Offsite Manufacturing & Technology, Procurement and Performance Measurement will enable us to accelerate the rate of industry change and performance improvement.

Don Ward said: “I would like to acknowledge the great support and work of BRE, the chairs and board members of Constructing Excellence past and present, and all the members and other stakeholders in the Constructing Excellence movement in progressing the mission of CE. I am pleased to be handing over to Alison, and look forward to playing a new role overseas to support the further development of a movement which has been so close to my heart for so many years.”

The chairs of Constructing Excellence Phil Wilbraham, David Whysall and Mark Farmer stated: “We thank Don Ward for 18 years of leadership and service to the Constructing Excellence movement…. Alison has been closely involved since our merger with BRE in 2016, and her leadership is already bearing fruit…Closer alignment with the Construction Innovation Hub provides an excellent platform to strengthen and grow the movement, at the very centre of this unprecedented opportunity to deliver positive and lasting change in the sector.”

For further information please contact helpdesk@constructingexcellence.org.uk or one of the team directly.

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