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Mace’s Mark Reynolds selected as new CLC co-chair

Mace’s Mark Reynolds
Mace’s Mark Reynolds

Mace Group CEO and chairman Mark Reynolds will succeed Andy Mitchell as co-chair of the Construction Leadership Council (CLC).

Reynolds will lead the CLC in partnership with Lee Rowley MP (BEIS minister for industry). Meanwhile, Atkins UK and Europe CEO Richard Robinson will take up the newly created deputy co-chair role.

Reynolds has previously jointly chaired the CLC’s People & Skills work stream as well as coordinating its response to the covid pandemic. And as a member of CLC’s Steering Coordination Group, he shaped the CLC’s 2022 Strategy. The Strategy focuses on Construct Zero, building safety, meeting the skills challenge, and implementing the Construction Playbook. Reynolds also chairs the government’s Construction Skills Delivery Group.

‘CLC can make a real difference’

He said: “I am delighted to take on this exciting co-chair role following the great work by Andy over the last four years. During that time, I have seen first-hand how the CLC can make a real difference for companies across the whole of the industry.”

“We have faced – and continue to face – challenges that no one organisation can tackle on its own, such as the cost of inflation and impact of rising energy prices; global supply chain pressures and ensuring our collective progression to net zero. I am also very pleased to be working with Richard Robinson on this agenda, who will strengthen our collective leadership and capacity in his role as deputy co-chair.”

“The CLC, working in partnership with government, provides crucial leadership to the  sector. We do this most effectively where we speak to, and for, all parts of industry. While I will continue the CLC’s focus on its four priorities, I would like to engage and listen to the wider industry over the summer to ensure we continue to deliver on the issues that matter most to us as a sector. I want to take this opportunity to encourage organisations across construction to get involved with the CLC’s work.”

Driving forward the CLC’s agenda

Outgoing chair Andy Mitchell said: “The CLC is in a great position to lead industry transformation, working together to overcome any issues that may affect companies nationwide. I am delighted that Mark will be driving forward the Council’s agenda, and look forward to seeing the outputs of its work in the future”.

Welcoming Reynolds’ appointment, Caroline Gumble, CEO of CIOB, said: “Mark Reynolds is an excellent choice as the CLC’s next co-chair. Mark is an industry professional, and I’m delighted his experience, depth of industry knowledge and Fellowship of CIOB have been recognised in this appointment. His leadership and vision will be instrumental in helping to bring the construction sector and government together to meet some of the challenges that this important industry is facing.”

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