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ACE News

25 FEB 2022


Tideway boss to leave industry council he has co-chaired since 2018.

Andy Mitchell, CEO of mega-project Tideway is to leave his role as co-chair of the Construction Leadership Council (CLC).  

Created in 2013 to provide a forum between industry and Government to identify opportunities to support the industry to deliver greener and more efficient buildings, skills and growth, the council played a leading role in the sector’s pandemic response.

ACE is an active member and has spearheaded vital industry projects including the launch of CO2nstruct Zero, the CLC Talent Retention Scheme and recent proposals for a Greener Regeneration Fund. As part of our current work through the CLC, an ACE representative chairs its buildings and places group, and inputs into other relevant workstreams.

Andy Mitchell said: “I am extremely proud of what we have achieved together in the last three years, and it is clear that not only did we play a major role in leading the industry through the pandemic but in the process we have managed to get a unity and coherence in the industry not seen before – and we are now with credibility and confidence laying out plans for the industry’s development in the future. With a little over 18 months to go before we start commissioning on Tideway, it is right that I now dedicate my full focus to the project, but I wish the CLC the very best for the future.”

CLC Co-chair Lee Rowley MP said: “On behalf of the CLC and the Government I want to express our thanks to Andy for the extraordinary commitment that he has provided to the CLC for the past three years. His leadership of the Council through one of the toughest challenges that the industry has faced has been exemplary and has set UK construction on a positive course for the future.”

Stephen Marcos Jones, CEO of ACE said: “On behalf of our members I would like to thank Andy for his huge contribution as co-chair of the CLC. Thanks to his steady leadership throughout an extremely challenging period, the unified voice of the construction sector was heard clearly by government to manage the extent of the impact of the pandemic, as far as possible.

“We wish him well for the future, and for the successful completion of Tideway, and look forward to working proactively with his successor to ensure the CLC remains an effective and purposeful collaboration between industry and government, representing all parts of the construction sector.”

The CLC has also announced a virtual Town Hall taking place on 7 March 2022. At the webinar, participants will hear on the progress made in 2021 and plans for the year ahead, with guest speakers including minister Lee Rowley MP. Find out more and book your place here.

A replacement co-chair to represent the industry is now being sought, find out more at their website.