Government appoints new construction aid
The Government has appointed construction sector head Peter Hansford as its new Chief Construction Adviser.
Working with both government and the construction sector, Mr Hansford will try to make sure the industry is given the help and knowledge needed to assist its move towards a low carbon economy.
Paul Morrell OBE currently holds the role but is stepping down at the end of November following two successful terms in the job. Former President of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Mr Hansford, will then take over.
Business Minister Mark Prisk said: "I welcome Peter to the role of Chief Construction Adviser. He is well-known and respected in the construction sector, and his wealth of experience will prove an invaluable asset as we move forward with our construction agenda.
"I'd like to thank Paul Morrell for his dedicated service to the role over the last three years. He has been instrumental in leading the implementation of the Government's five year construction strategy.
"He also oversaw many notable milestones including the publication of the Low Carbon Construction Innovation and Growth Team Report, the introduction of cost benchmarking and the establishment of procurement models for industry. I wish him the best in his future endeavours."
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