Nadhim Zahawi MP

Nadhim Zahawi was appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 26 July 2019.

He was previously Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Education from 9 January 2018 to 26 July 2019.

Nadhim was elected as Conservative MP for Stratford-on-Avon in May 2010.

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Business and Industry)
Responsibilities include:

  • Industrial Strategy delivery
  • Sector Deals
  • sectoral lead:
    • advanced manufacturing
    • aerospace
    • automotive
    • materials (including steel)
    • life sciences
    • professional services
    • nuclear
    • infrastructure and construction
    • rail supply chain
    • defence
    • maritime
  • supply chains
  • national security and investment
  • local growth
  • better regulation and regulatory reform

Andy Mitchell CBE

Chief Executive Officer, Tideway full time in early summer 2014. He was previously Programme Director and board member at Crossrail. Andy has managed a number of high profile projects both in the United Kingdom and overseas.  After 12 years working in the United Arab Emirates, France and South Africa and on major developments such as Hong Kong Airport and the Hong Kong West Rail, he joined Network Rail in 2001. He was Project Director for Network Rail’s Southern Power Upgrade project, and was also the Major Programme Director of the Thameslink Programme.  Andy is a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, former Chair of the Infrastructure Industry Innovation Platform (i3P), and after 4 years has recently stepped down as Chairman of the Infrastructure Client Group (ICG).  He was awarded the CBE for his services to Civil Engineering.

Ann Bentley

Ann Bentley is Global Board Director of Rider Levett Bucknall, employing more than 600 staff in the UK and 4,500 worldwide in more than 40 countries.

Ann is a member of the CBI’s Construction Council, a Chartered Member of the Institution for Civil Engineers (MICE), a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS) and holds an MBA from Henley Management College.  Ann is also a visiting Professor in the Built Environment at Birmingham City University and a visiting lecturer in the School of Construction Management and Engineering at Reading University.

Ann joined British Rail in 1982 as a civil engineer, moving to Bucknall Austin as a project manager in 1989.

During her career at Rider Levett Bucknall [RLB], she has played a key role in a number of company milestones, including the management buyout in 2003, the consolidation as a leading UK independently owned company and the formation of the global practice in 2007.  Ann has been a member of RLB’s global board since 2012.

Ann is an advocate of diversity in the construction industry and the career opportunities open to all sectors of society.


Chris Carr

Chris joined the family firm in 1986 as an apprentice joiner soon progressing to the site manager role and then to Technical, Administrative and Planning Manager and then to his current position as joint managing director in 2001.  The firm was started 120 years ago by Chris’ grandfather and his brother as a firm of ‘jobbing’ builders. Carr & Carr now deliver new home development sites ranging from 4 units up to 150 units on both greenfield and brownfield sites throughout North Lincolnshire. They have found their niche building high quality energy efficient homes in sought after areas.

Chris is also the MD of Carr Development Consultancy working with both the public and private sector to offer advice and guidance on housing and planning & regeneration. He also finds time to mentor micro builders and help them find suitable land, advice with planning, access to finance, supply chain engagement and sales. His aim is to get one trades person a year to become a micro/SME housing developer.

Chris started attending Federation of Master Builders branch meetings over 25 years ago and has progressed from Grimsby branch secretary, to regional president and In 2018 he became a Director of the Federation of Master Builders.

Chris is also holds active positions on the FMB Home Builders Group; Council Member of the NHBC; CITB England Nation Council Member; Director of the UK Business Council for Sustainable Development; advisor on housing to the Humber & Lincolnshire LEP’s; Chairman of the North East Lincolnshire Housing and Development Board.

Mike Chaldecott

Mike Chaldecott is General Delegate of Saint-Gobain in the UK & Ireland and Regional CEO for Saint-Gobain’s Construction Products businesses. In this role Mike acts as Chairman to Saint-Gobain’s 34 UK & Ireland businesses spanning, 17,000 people, £3.5billion turnover, 1,100 retail branches and 45 construction materials manufacturing facilities.

Mike has 32 years’ experience working for Saint-Gobain in its gypsum and insulation activities and has held a number of operational and general management roles in the UK, Ireland, France and Poland.

Mike was Managing Director for British Gypsum, a Saint-Gobain business, from 2008 – 2016 having previously been Regional Managing Director, Eastern Europe, responsible for the group’s gypsum and insulation businesses in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. He was prior to that Managing Director for the global BPB Formula business based in Paris, and General Manager for the Isover insulation joint venture in the UK.

Mike holds a Degree in Engineering and an MBA. He is an active fundraiser, Patron and Trustee of the Construction Industry’s charity for the homeless and hospices, CRASH.


Vincent Clancy

Vincent joined Turner & Townsend in 1989 and was appointed to the Executive Board in 2002.

He has set the strategic direction of the business as Chief Executive Officer since 2008. In that time he has overseen a period of strong growth and global diversification, doubling turnover and growing headcount to almost 5,500 people across 40 countries.

A Chartered Quantity Surveyor by trade, he has in-depth experience of the set-up, procurement and delivery of some of the industry’s most complex major programmes across property, infrastructure and natural resources. Vincent takes an active and leading role in the strategic direction of the business, taking part in all Regional Boards, the Management Board, Investment Committee and Major Programmes Board.

Fergus Harradence

Fergus Harradence leads for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on sponsorship of the construction sector.

Since joining the Civil Service in 2000, he has worked in a number of departments in a range of economic policy roles, including trade policy, export promotion, innovation and corporate tax. His current responsibilities include BEIS’ policies to help improve the performance of the construction sector, the Department’s contribution to the Government’s house-building ambitions, and its relationship with the Construction Leadership Council.

Brian Morrisroe

Brian Morrisroe is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Morrisroe Group and a member of its Board of Directors.

Brian Morrisroe founded the business in 1983 to meet a growing demand for reliable Reinforced Concrete Frame contractors. Over 30 years on, Morrisroe Group is now a multi-faceted business incorporating the Groundwork, Civil Engineering & Structures contractor, A J Morrisroe & Sons Ltd, as well as Fit-Out & Joinery Contractor, Houston Cox, and joinery manufacturer, Piper Joinery.  The group now also includes the structural engineering firm, Kingscote Consultants Ltd.

Brian has been responsible, with the board, for developing the business to circa £120m annual sales.

Morrisroe Group has developed a project portfolio which includes many well-known buildings including structural packages for the London Aquatics Centre and the Library of Birmingham.

Brian has been involved in the Reinforced Concrete structures trade association ‘Construct’ since its formation and has been a member of the governing Council for the last 6 years.

David Pinder

David Pinder is CEO of Baxi Heating UK Ltd a subsidiary of the Dutch foundation, BDR Thermea, a global leader in the provision of heating and hot water solutions in residential and commercial applications.

Prior to joining Baxi in 2012 he worked as managing director of Pilkington Glass UK Ltd a position he held since 2005. David was formerly a Vice-Chairman of the CPA (Construction Products Association) and has worked in the sector for over 30 years gaining experience in management and supervisory board roles in the UK and in Europe. As a member of CISAC (construction industrial strategy advisory council) he contributed towards the development of Construction 2025, the industrial strategy for construction.

David also chairs the NWBLT science task force which recently produced the NW science prospectus’ Discovery to Delivery’.

Simon Rawlinson

Simon is a Partner and head of Strategic Research and Insight team at Arcadis.  Arcadis is a leading design and consultancy business employing 28,000 people in 70 countries.  Simon leads internal and external research and thought leadership initiatives across the Arcadis network.

Simon is a member of the Construction Leadership Council responsible for strategy, communication and thought leadership.  He is also a member of the CIC Executive and the Strategic Forum for Construction.

Simon has 20 years’ experience in construction and built environment research and innovation.  He is a well-known commentator in the construction industry, having worked with leading industry publications in the UK and overseas for many years.  Simon’s research interests include market forecasting, construction productivity and procurement.  Prior to specialising, Simon practiced as a Quantity Surveyor with BDP and Davis Langdon.

Simon has worked extensively in the property and infrastructure sectors and has advised clients in the UK and overseas.  Research projects delivered by Simon have supported the development of construction industry strategy in the UK, Middle east and Asia.

As part of his innovation remit, Simon has a long track record of working on industry change initiatives.  He has been a member of the UK Government BIM Task Group since 2010, has been involved in the development and implementation of the UK National BIM strategy, and continues to contribute to the development of the Digital Built Britain Strategy.

Simon supports a number of industry engagement initiatives including the Construction Youth Trust for whom he has supported the Duke of Gloucester’s Young Achievers Awards since 2011.