The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) has announced the appointment of six new Board members.
Appointed by Secretary of State for Education Gillian Keegan MP, Board members will work under the leadership of Lynda Armstrong OBE, Chair of the ECITB.
Lynda Armstrong OBE, Chair of the ECITB
The ECITB Board, which is made up of employer representatives and several independent members, sets the strategic direction and monitors performance of the ECITB, with a majority drawn from levy payers.
The new trustees will help steer the ECITB and hold the Executive Team to account for the delivery of the ECITB’s strategy to grow the engineering construction industry (ECI) skills base. They will also act as ambassadors to champion the ECITB’s work as the statutory skills organisation for the industry in Great Britain.
The new Board members are:
- Mark Riley, Project Controls Lead, Emerging Energy, Phillips 66 Limited
- Helen Higgs, Head of Construction Workforce Capability, EDF Energy
- Andrew Colquhoun, Executive Vice President, Altrad
- Richard Law, Managing Director, Technica Limited
- Mark Fotheringham, Technical Director, Infinity Engineering
- Professor Paul de Leeuw, Director, Energy Transition Institute, Robert Gordon University
The ECITB is an arms-length body of the UK Government, reporting to its sponsor, the Department for Education (DfE).
The process of appointing six new Board members was managed by DfE, with a panel conducting the first and second interviews that was chaired by a representative of the DfE and also included Lynda Armstrong and an independent member.
The panel submitted a list of finalists to Minister for Skills, Apprenticeships and Higher Education Robert Halfon MP for approval and the appointments were also reviewed and approved by Scottish Ministers.
Chair Lynda Armstrong said: “I am delighted to welcome such a high-calibre group of professionals to the ECITB Board.
“The new members are industry figures and together represent the wide range of sectors and regions in which the ECI operates. They bring to the Board a real breadth of expertise and knowledge of the engineering construction industry.
“This industrial knowhow is complemented by Professor Paul de Leeuw, who has an excellent energy academic background.
“Our six new trustees bring new perspectives and complement the diversity of talent already represented. I am in no doubt that these appointments will greatly benefit the ECITB in helping deliver the aims from our Leading Industry Learning Strategy 2023-25.”
Meet the new Board members