The managing director of Pettifer Construction succeeds Roy Wakeman as chairman of the Construction Confederation.

The new chairman of the Construction Confederation is Peter Commins, the managing director of Pettifer Construction.

Commins will take over from Roy Wakeman while Stephen Ratcliffe will remain as chief executive.

The Confederation comprises the British Woodworking Federation, the Civil Engineering Contractors Association, Major Contractors Group, the National Contractors Federation, the National Federation of Builders and Scottish Building.