Former Trade Association Forum Ltd Chairman and Company Director with a wealth of experience in strategic development and senior management takes-up new role of Executive Chairman
The Considerate Constructors Scheme is pleased to announce the appointment of Isabel Martinson as Executive Chairman, with effect from 12 July 2016.
The new role of the Executive Chairman will be to further develop strategies to enhance the Scheme, by taking it ‘to the next level’. The Scheme’s vision is to make registration essential for every construction site, company and supplier, large or small, to ensure continual improvement in performance leading to a step change in the image and attractiveness of construction as a sector.
Isabel has had a hugely successful career that has included senior positions in the trade association sector and military service. In addition to her role as Chairman and Company Director of Trade Association Forum Ltd, she was also Chief Executive of The Giftware Association until June 2015. Prior to this, Isabel was Head of Marketing, Communications and Export Services at The Sports Industries Federation.
Isabel served in the Royal Navy and was one of the first female Naval Supplier Officers to serve at sea, reaching her final Naval appointment in 1997, in the rank of Lieutenant Commander – a key management post in Europe’s largest Naval Base, leading 177 staff with a budget of £5m per annum.
Isabel is a member of the Chartered Management Institute.
Considerate Constructors Scheme Non-Executive Chairman Mike Petter said: “The Scheme has grown exponentially since its first registration back in 1997, celebrating its 90,000th site registration earlier this year. We welcome Isabel’s appointment and we are very much looking forward to Isabel’s wealth of senior management experience and strategic insight in helping to develop the Scheme and achieve even more success in improving the image of construction in the future”.
Commenting on her appointment Isabel Martinson said: “I feel honoured and delighted to be joining the Considerate Constructors Scheme. I am new to the construction industry however, I have been aware of the Scheme as a member of the general public for a number of years, so it has clearly raised awareness of the sector’s commitment to improve the image of construction. There are now significant opportunities to take the Scheme further. I am very much looking forward to meeting as many people as possible in the industry, to develop the visions of all involved in this crucial contributor to the UK economy”.
Non-Executive Scheme Chairman Mike Petter will hand over as Chairman, while remaining a Director of the Scheme and continuing to oversee managerial and operational aspects of the Scheme, with a particular focus on Associate and Partner activities.