Multi-disciplinary team of under 35s will bring fresh perspective on industry challenges

The CBI has selected 18 up-and-coming talents from across the construction industry to take part in a Future Leaders’ Group to develop recommendations for improving collaboration and digitisation within the sector.

Participants are under 35 years old and drawn from across the supply chain, from design to subcontractors. Companies represented on the Future Leaders Group include BAM Nuttall, Carillion, Henry Boot, Kier Group, Mott MacDonald, J Murphy & Sons, NG Bailey, Pinsent Masons, Ryder Architecture, Saint Gobain and Wates.

Richard Howson, chief executive of Carillion and chair of the CBI Construction Council, said: ‘Convening the next generation of construction leaders, who will bring a fresh, young perspective to the challenges the industry faces has the potential to move the dial forward within the industry, delivering practical, implementable solutions that can ensure better collaboration across supply chains.

‘Their hands-on industry experience, alongside support from leading figures from within the industry and the CBI makes this a unique and exciting project.’

The group will complement UK-wide research already being undertaken by the Construction Leadership Council on collaboration and digitisation. It is expected to report to the CBI’s Construction Council in November.

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