24 March 2022 | County Hall, Belvedere Road London


UK Construction Week, The Building a Safer Future Charter (BSF Charter) and the Code for Construction Product Information (CCPI) are delighted to announce a high-level one-day Conference on practical ways to achieve urgent and necessary culture change in the construction industry, focussing specifically on the issue on everyone’s minds: building safety.

Leadership and culture change to put building safety first is a key issue we are all too aware needs to be addressed. Few can dispute that building safety needs to improve across the built environment, including educational buildings, new hospitals, civic buildings and even the leisure sector. This conference addresses the topic head on, with policy makers from DLUHC, IPA, and industry leaders and stakeholders from across the sector.


County Hall
Belvedere Road


9:00 – Coffee & Registration


9:30 – Welcome


Aidan Walker – MA (Cantab), FRSA – UK Construction Week Conference Producer

9:35 – Introduction


Dame Judith Hackitt – DBE, FREng, FIChemE, FCGI – Chair of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety

10:00 – Message from the Government Minister


Lord Stephen Greenhalgh – Minister of State (Minister for Building Safety & Fire)

10:15 – Context from the Industry


Peter Caplehorn Chief Executive, Construction Products Association / Chair, British Standard Institute’s Strategic Committee for Construction / Co-Chair, CLC Building Safety Workstream

10:35 – Tools and Drivers for Change: The Building a Safer Future Charter and The Code for Construction Product Information

Amanda Long – Chief Executive, Building a Safer Future Charter, Code for Construction Product Information and Considerate Constructors Scheme

10:55 – Networking Break


11:10 –  Why Leadership and Cultural Maturity Matters

 Chair – Steve Elliott – Chief Executive, Chemical Industries Association


Noel Chambers – Group Head of Fire Safety, Kier Group

Stephanie Goad – Chief Executive, Golding Homes

Graeme Whitty – National Product Director and Recladding Lead, Willmott Dixon Construction Ltd

Martin Payne – Chief Executive, Genuit Group plc

David Topliffe – Chair – Designate, Construction Product Information Ltd

11:55 – Supporting Regulation

Chair – Aidan Walker – MA (Cantab), FRASA – UK Construction Week Conference Producer


Hywel Davies – Chairman, BRAC

Graham Watts – Chief Executive, Construction Industry Council (CIC) / Co-Chair of CLC Building Safety Workstream

Duncan Johnson – Deputy Director, Office for Product Safety and Standards

Tim Galloway – Deputy Director, the Building Safety Regulation Programme, HSE

12:30 – Incentivising Change

Chair – John Brett – Director of Health and Safety Compliance, Estates and Management (E&M) Limited


Mark Robinson – Chief Executive Officer, SCAPE

John Welch – Deputy Director Construction, Crown Commercial Services

Becky Rowell – Senior Legal Counsel, Multiplex

Chris Jones – Director of Legal and Market Services, International Underwriting Association

13:05 – Lunch


Stream One:

13:50 – Housing and Housing Associations

Chair –  Jeremy Stibbe – Managing Director, Lampton360 Development


Ashley Hook – Chief Executive Officer, MHS Homes Group

Wayne Cole – Group Director of Property Safety and Compliance, Places for People

James Knight – Partner, Arcadis

David O’Brien – Construction Director, Lampton Property360

14:35 – Principal Contractors, Designers and Supporting Professionals

Chair – Gus Carroll – Chair, COMAH Strategic Forum / Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Empirisys


Benjamin Ralph – Partner, Head of Fire Safety, Foster + Partners

Peter Bowe – Director, HAALO Ltd

Andy Mullins – Group Head of Quality, Hill Partnerships Ltd

Adrian Shilliday – Technical Director, Galliford Try

Paul Bussey – Technical Design CDM/Fire/Access Lead, Allford, Hall, Monaghan & Morris Ltd.

Stream Two:

13:50 – Product Manufacturing

Chair – David Frise – Chief Executive Officer, BESA


Iain McIlwee – Chief Executive Officer, FIS – The Finishes & Interiors Sector

Adam Turk – Chief Executive Officer, Siderise Group Ltd

Nigel Blacklock – Technical Director, Bauder

Stuart Nicholson – Director – Roofing Systems, Marley

Alex Coward – Head of Technical – Roofing, Sika

14:35 – Procurement and the Public Client

Chair – Lucy Rowsell – Head of Information Management, Effiage, Kier, Ferrovial, Bam (EKFB


Daniel Maher – Managing Director, Arc Partnership

Pete Sollitt – Health, Safety & Security Director, Technical Services Directorate | HS2 Ltd

David Ashby – Head of Operations, South East Consortium

Will Adie – Head of Building Safety Technical Services, Homes England


15:30 – Rebuilding the Public Trust

Chair – Aidan WalkerMA (Cantab), FRASA – UK Construction Week Conference Producer


Teresa Ocansey Board Member and Resident of Wandle Housing

Melissa Dillon – Resident Safety Engagement & Governance Lead, London Borough of Camden

Kate Henderson – Chief Executive, National Housing Federation

Gavin Skelly – Founder, Fire Aware 

Alison Hills – Lawyer, Leaseholder and Cladding Campaigner

16:10 – Networking Break

16:30 – Don’t Just Take Our Word for it: Success in other High-Hazard Sectors

Chair – Diana Montgomery – Chief Operating Officer, Construction Products Association (CPA)


Steve Rae – Executive Director, Step Change in Safety

Phil Scott – Director of Safety and Security, Chemical Industries Association (CIA)

Philip Sayer – Head of Assurance and Challenge, Considerate Constructors Scheme / Formerly Head of Safety, Risk and Assurance, Centrica plc

17:15 – How will we know we have Changed?


Gus Carroll – Chair, COMAH Strategic Forum / Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Empirisys

17:30 – Call to Action


Amanda Long – Chief Executive, Building a Safer Future Charter and Code for Construction Product Information

Additional speakers will continue to be added to this programme, please check back for updates.

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