David Gardner Appointed Chair of Constructing Excellence in the North East Advisory Board

Kimberley Workman
David Gardner, Director at Faithful+Gould (F+G), has been appointed as Chair of Constructing Excellence in the North East’s (CENE) Advisory Board to lead the strategy for positive change in the region’s construction industry.

Sharing over 35 years of experience and knowledge gained from working across the north east as part of major project and programme management consultancies, David will work with the Advisory Board, CENE and its partners to create and drive strategy that will positively shape the future of the industry within the region.

He said: “In these uncertain times, it’s important that we do not lose focus and we deliver a change agenda that has tangible benefits, creating a catalyst for growth. The key areas of this focus will be to fully embrace capability, collaboration and innovation across the region, ensuring all corners of the north east’s built environment contribute.”

The north east has a rich history and enviable track record in delivering outstanding projects that have delivered outcomes for the benefit of our communities and the built environment; the Advisory Board want to harness that wealth of expertise and experience to allow the region to achieve its full potential.

David, who leads Faithful+Gould's Stockton Office continued: “By working as a united industry, transformational, long-lasting change is achievable; as a collective we will inspire future generations to create a diverse, highly-skilled workforce, we will encourage collaboration to maintain a successful pipeline of work, we will actively engage with all areas of the industry to support value over cost, and we will adopt innovation to build a better tomorrow for us all.

“By developing this one voice and implementing this strategy, we will have a robust platform to proudly and positively represent the industry on a national stage. I’m incredibly excited to step up to the challenge as the new Chair of CENE’s Advisory Board and lead the drive for change.”

CENE is the regional partner to Constructing Excellence, the single UK organisation charged with driving the change agenda in construction, housing and regeneration. Their mission is to deliver improved industry performance resulting in a demonstrably better built environment. Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of CENE, said of David’s appointment: “We are delighted to announce the leadership of our newly formed Advisory Board, and the CENE team look forward to working with David to lead and support the sector in a period of major opportunity for sector transformation.”

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