Mark Farrar to take over from Peter Lobban as chief executive this summer

Mark Farrar has been confirmed as the new ConstructionSkills chief executive.

He will take over from Peter Lobban when he retires in August.

Farrar has been the director of corporate services for ConstructionSkills since 2007 managing the levy and grant system.

Sir Michael Latham, ConstructionSkills chairman, said: “I am delighted to confirm that Mark received a vote of confidence from all sectors of the construction industry, and from our other important stakeholders, during the interviews. His excellent track record in his present role also proved to be decisive.

“The board and I are very much looking forward to working with Mark in his new capacity as chief executive and I am sure he will prove to be a very worthy successor to Peter Lobban.”

Farrar said: “ConstructionSkills is a leader in its field so this role is both exciting and challenging. In the coming months I will be working with the board and directors to ensure that we continue to build on our successes and maximise the opportunities which are already on the horizon.”

Further announcements about the role of director of corporate services will be made in due course.