24 March 2022 | County Hall, Belvedere Road London

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Amanda Long

Posted by Erika Day

Amanda Long – Chief Executive, Considerate Constructors Scheme Building a Safer Future Charter Code for Construction Product Information Amanda was appointed Chief Executive of the Considerate Constructors Scheme in September 2019 and became the founding Chief Executive of the Building a Safer Future Charter in February 2020 and Chief Executive of Construction Product Information Ltd in August 2021.

She has over 25 years of experience working in senior executive roles for a range of national and international organisations in the commercial, public, social enterprise and charitable sectors. Amanda brings a wealth of expertise driving ethical business practice and championing consumer protection. She has been responsible for developing ground-breaking Corporate Social Responsibility frameworks to improve standards; and helping organisations in behavioural and culture change programmes focusing on public engagement, sustainability, workforce welfare and consumer protection. Her previous roles include Director-General of Consumers International; CEO of Corporate Culture; Head of Corporate Responsibility at Anglian Water Services; and International Projects Manager (Sustainability) at Unilever.

Peter Caplehorn

Posted by Erika Day

Peter Caplehorn is the Chief Executive of the Construction Products Association, having been promoted to lead the CPA in May 2019 following five years as Deputy Chief Executive and Policy Director. His work focuses on engaging with policy makers and industry leaders to raise the profile of the products sector and members’ businesses, grow the market and reduce regulatory risk.

Peter is a Chartered Architect with more than 35 years of experience, but is particularly respected for his leadership across the wider construction industry in a number of key national roles. Most recently he has represented the CPA at the Industry Response Group, initiated by the UK Government to advise and organise a response that will help make existing buildings safe in the wake of the Grenfell disaster. He was also asked by Dame Judith Hackitt to chair the Regulations working group for her independent review, as well as to sit on both the Products and the Golden Thread working groups. In addition, in 2018 Peter was asked by the UK Housing Minister to support a government working group on modern methods of construction in the housing sector.

In addition, Peter is the chair of CB/- (the British Standards Institution’s strategic committee for construction); chair of RIBA’s Regulations and Standards Group; chair of the BIM Task Group’s BIM4Regs working group; chair of the CIC health and safety committee; and until recently after nine years in the role, deputy chair of the Building Regulations Advisory Committee (BRAC). Peter also served eight years as a RIBA Council member.

Dame Judith Hackitt

Posted by Erika Day

Dame Judith Hackitt was the Chair of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety and is Chair of manufacturing trade body Make UK (formerly EEF). Since 2018, Dame Judith has chaired the Industry Safety Steering Group (ISSG), which has produced three separate reports assessing culture change within the construction industry. She also holds non-executive positions at HS2 Ltd, Made Smarter Commission, Imperial College Court, City & Guilds Group, and High Value Manufacturing Catapult. An engineer by profession, Dame Judith holds a degree in chemical engineering from Imperial College, London.