A civil engineer with more than 30 years’ experience in the construction and a CBE to his name, Hindley said he was concerned that not enough was being done to tackle the housing crisis.
“I look forward to working with all members of the council to continue addressing the very considerable issues that face our industry at this time, like the housing shortage,” said Hindley.
“It is essential that we spread the message about the importance of the industry to the British economy nationally and locally to return to sustainable growth.”
CBI Deputy Director-General, Dr Neil Bentley, said: “As a leader of one of construction’s fastest-growing medium-sized firms, Steve Hindley brings a fresh perspective on what the sector needs to ensure a sustainable recovery.
“Construction firms and their supply chain account for around 13% of GDP, so creating construction jobs and growth is vital to the health of the wider economy.
“We need the Government to publish a forward pipeline of work to give firms the confidence to invest in skills and processes which will improve efficiency and reduce infrastructure delivery costs.”
The CBI’s Construction Council was formed in 2008 to represent construction, contracting, civil engineering, materials suppliers, house building, design, and support services.
The CBI has also welcomed four new members to its Construction Council from CEMEX, Clegg Group, Leadbitter Group, and The Mactaggart & Mickel Group.
CBI Construction Council
Aggregate Industries: Bill Bolsover Non Executive Chairman
Balfour Beatty: Ian Tyler Chief Executive
BAM Group (UK): Martin Rogers Executive Board Director
Barratt Developments: Mark Clare Group Chief Executive
British Gypsum: Mike Chaldecott Managing Director
Carillion: Richard Howson Chief Operating Officer
CEMEX: Jesus Gonzalez UK President
Clegg Group: David Short Chairman
Costain: Andrew Wyllie Chief Executive
Galliford Try: Greg Fitzgerald Chief Executive
H+H UK: Mark Oliver Managing Director
Harsco Infrastructure Services: Paul O’Kelly Director, Europe
Henry Boot: Jamie Boot Group Managing Director
Herbert Baggaley Construction: Ian Baggaley Managing Director
Interserve: David Paterson Executive Director of Interserve
J C Bamford Excavators: Philip Bouverat Director – Global Accounts
Kier: Paul Sheffield Group Chief Executive
Lafarge UK: Dyfrig James Managing Director
Leadbitter: Bob Rendell Group Chief Executive Officer
Lend Lease: Dan Labbad CEO, EMEA
Mactaggart & Mickel Group: Ed Monaghan Group Chief Executive
Midas: Steve Hindley Chairman
Miller: Keith Miller Chief Executive
Morgan Sindall: John Morgan Executive Chairman
Mott MacDonald: Keith Howells Chairman
NG Bailey: David Hurcomb Chief Executive
Simons Group: Paul Hodgkinson Chairman
Skanska UK: Mike Putnam President and CEO
Speedy Hire: Steve Corcoran Chief Executive
Taylor Wimpey: Pete Redfern Group Chief Executive
Vinci: John Stanion Chairman
Wates: James Wates Deputy Chairman