CSCS welcomes new Chairman

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme is pleased to announce the appointment of Carolyn Uphill as Chairman of the Board with effect from 1st May 2018.

Carolyn has 30 years’ experience owning and managing an Equipment Manufacturing and Plant Hire Company and has also chaired a leading trade association whose stated objectives are to improve standards and encourage training.

Carolyn has held a number of non-executive director roles including Chair of the National Landlords Association.

Carolyn will succeed current CSCS Chairman Michael Clapham.

Carolyn said: “I am looking forward to leading the CSCS board during this exciting time for the construction industry. CSCS is playing a pivotal role in leading the industry towards a fully trained and qualified workforce and the board is going to be instrumental in achieving this.”

After 6 years as CSCS Chairman Michael Clapham will be retiring at the end of April.

Commenting on Carolyn’s appointment, Michael said: “I warmly welcome this appointment and I wish Carolyn every success at this important time for the industry. I would like thank my fellow Board members and the CSCS executive team for their continued commitment and hard work during my time as Chairman. It is their collective vision and determination to qualify the workforce that is leading to improved standards and safety on UK construction sites.”

CSCS is a not for profit organisation owned by three employer and two union organisations representing the breadth of the construction industry.  CSCS’s seven non-executive Directors are nominated from the owner organisations and also represented on the Board are two independent non-executive Directors nominated by the Construction Industry Council and the Construction Clients Group.

Carolyn continued, “I look forward to progressing Michael’s work. I have spent my career in areas related to construction and I am passionate about the benefits improved standards and training will bring to the industry.”