Mark Farmer

Founding Director & CEO, Cast Consultancy

Mark’s industry experience spanning three decades brings a holistic industry view and insight to the Industry Advisory Board (IAB). One of the original advocates for the transformation of the construction sector, Mark’s report ‘Modernise or Die’, which was delivered to UK Government in 2016, recommended many of the reforms Government subsequently initiated with the Transforming Construction Programme and latterly with the formation of Construction Innovation Hub.

He qualified as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor originally before spending 25 years in major consultancy across all industry areas as well as all areas of the UK and EMEA. Mark then founded Cast Consultancy in 2016 and has successfully grown the business, focusing on residential development, the investment, application of innovation and use of modern methods of construction within it.

Mark views his involvement with the Hub as an opportunity to actively collaborate with the broad-gauged group sharing both his considerable knowledge and innovative ideas, and also to help to “translate change from social and economic infrastructure programmes into the residential sector” where his primary focus is.

Mark’s vision for the construction industry is one that’s able to modernise and embrace new ways of working. An industry that helps to promote collaboration between peer group competitors, enabling more room for innovation and problem solving across all sectors.

He is currently the UK Government Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) Champion for Homebuilding.