CSIC seeks governance members for innovation in construction

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Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) is seeking six individuals with a passion for innovation in construction to join its governance board from November 2019

Since launching in October 2014, CSIC has supported innovation in construction on over 300 projects tackling some of the sector’s key challenges and opportunities and delivering over £800m of additional revenue to the Scottish economy.

Supported by £11m core funding from Scottish Government, Scottish Funding Council, Scottish Enterprise and Highlands & Islands Enterprise, CSIC’s Phase 2 programme commenced on 1 June 2019 and will focus on supporting the construction industry to deliver economic, social and environmental impact across Scotland.

As a member of CSIC’s governance board, you will be expected to play a central role in guiding its strategic direction and supporting and promoting the crucial role of innovation in construction.

John Forster, CSIC board chair, said: “The construction industry is on the verge of a digital and manufacturing revolution. Phase 1 saw CSIC establish itself and focus on building an innovation culture, and we’ve succeeded in creating a solid foundation around that. At the heart of any change, programme sits committed people and by working together, the future for the construction sector is very bright indeed.

“Central to CSIC’s mission is the belief that people drive innovation, so attracting a diverse, talented and ambitious group of board members from a broad range of backgrounds is key to building a dynamic, opportunity focused, digitally savvy construction industry fit for the 21st century.

“If you want to be part of an innovation revolution in construction, please do get involved in CSIC’s governance board.”

CSIC’s current governance board consists of:

  • John Forster, Board Chair – Chairman Forster Group
  • John Connolly – Assistant director (property & capital planning) NHS Scotland Health Facilities
  • Mark Farmer – Founding director & CEO Cast Consultancy
  • Peter Haggarty – Deputy director construction & capital projects, University of Glasgow
  • Steven Hutcheon – Head of technology and innovation, Highlands and Islands Enterprise
  • Professor Rod Jones – Director of concrete technology, University of Dundee
  • Jeanette MacIntyre – Managing director, Indeglas
  • Andy McGoff – Finance & commercial director, Edinburgh Napier University
  • Douglas Morrison – STEM and innovation lead at City of Glasgow College
  • Steve Petrie – Business improvement lead at Balfour Beatty
  • David Philp – Global BIM/IM consultancy director, AECOM
  • Sara Thiam – Regional director, Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) Scotland
  • Alison Watson – Founder and chief executive at Class Of Your Own Limited
  • Stephen Good – Chief executive, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre

Closing date for deadlines is 19 July; CV’s can be forwarded to gcrossan@cs-ic.org.


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