New chief executive for Considerate Constructors Scheme

Amanda Long has joined the Considerate Constructors Scheme as its new chief executive
Amanda Long has joined the Considerate Constructors Scheme as its new chief executive

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has announced that Amanda Long will join the organisation as chief executive from September 16, 2019.

Amanda will succeed chief executive, Edward Hardy, who has held the post since 2009.

With over 20 years’ experience working in senior executive roles for a range of national and international organisations in the commercial, public, social enterprise and charitable sectors, Amanda brings a wealth of expertise to the Scheme.

She has pioneered Corporate Social Responsibility frameworks to improve standards; helping organisations and member organisations in areas such as sustainability, workforce welfare and consumer rights.

Her previous roles include chief executive officer of Morison KSi; director-general of Consumers International; chief executive officer of Corporate Culture; head of corporate responsibility at Anglian Water Services; and international projects manager (sustainability) at Unilever.

Commenting on her appointment, Amanda said: “It is a real honour to have the opportunity to lead the Considerate Constructors Scheme, which is a widely respected and successful organisation at the core of raising standards for communities, the environment, and the construction industry’s workforce.

“My career has been focused on engaging with organisations to raise standards across a range of industries. I look forward to working with organisations who are part of the Scheme and those that influence engagement with the Scheme, to help extend its reach and influence even further.”

Executive chairman of the Considerate Constructors Scheme, Isabel Martinson MBE, said: “I am delighted to welcome Amanda to the Scheme as our new chief executive. Amanda brings a huge wealth of expertise in leading organisations in roles which are focused on improving standards through Corporate Social Responsibility programmes.

“This experience clearly resonates with the core values and mission of the Considerate Constructors Scheme, and we are excited about the future opportunities to embed the Scheme across our industry, through Amanda’s leadership.

“I would also like to thank Edward Hardy for his significant achievements over the last decade as chief executive, in shaping the Scheme to become the huge success it is today.”