Construction Innovation Hub Programme Director Keith Waller is to join the Construction Leadership Council as part of an overhaul which will see a renewed focus on sector transformation and recovery.

Waller will lead a new Manufacturing & Performance workstream and sit on the CLC Task Force Group, which was originally set up in March to coordinate the sector’s response to the crisis but has now become a formal part of the CLC’s structure.

As part of the CLC reorganisation, the Task Force Group has been given responsibility for leading and co-ordinating the delivery of the sector’s “Roadmap to Recovery”, launched in June in response to the pandemic.

Speaking about his appointment, Keith Waller said:

“The CLC Task Force Group has played a crucial role in shaping and leading our sector’s response to the COVID pandemic. Over the course of our 100+ meetings, we’ve seen a resolute determination to weather this crisis together and speak with one voice.

Even with the prospect of a return to some degree of normality, it is vital that we don’t lose sight of the wider transformative ambitions laid out in the Roadmap to Recovery, in particular those laid down in the ‘Reinvent’ phase.

We must build on the momentum and unity of purpose we’ve seen over the past few months to ensure we are setting a clear direction for our sector, one which is focused on delivering better and lasting outcomes for our economy, society and the environment”.

 ENDS

Notes to editor:

  • To find out more about the CLC re-structure and the remit of the Task Force Group, click here
  • The Construction Innovation Hub brings together world-class expertise from the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), BRE and the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) to transform the UK construction industry. Working around the four core themes of Value, Manufacturing, Assurance and Digital, we are changing the way buildings and infrastructure are designed, manufactured, integrated and connected within our built environment.