Farmer, T&T’s Whysall and Wilbraham take co-chairmanship

Modernise or Die author Mark Farmer is one of three new co-chairs appointed by Constructing Excellence.

The founding director of Cast Consultancy, who penned the independent review of the UK construction labour model last year, joins Heathrow expansion director Phil Wilbraham and Turner & Townsend commercial head David Whysall at the industry best practice body.

The trio replace outgoing chairman Murray Rowden, who said: “I am delighted that Phil, Mark and David have accepted our invitations to take over the leadership of Constructing Excellence.

“With their strengths in infrastructure, housing, offsite and performance measurement, and strong links with government initiatives, they are ideally placed to drive growth in our influence, profile and participation including membership.”

Don Ward, chief executive of Constructing Excellence, said: “Following our merger with BRE we are delighted to announce the new leadership of our organization, and I look forward to working with them all to lead and support the sector in a period of major opportunity for sector transformation.”