The CQI ConSIG steering committee includes representatives from a range of construction organisations who have volunteered their time to help ConSIG grow and deliver on its objectives:
- Jon Adshead MACE (Chair, Events Working Group Chair)
- David Anderson BAM Nuttall (Deputy Chair, Get It Right Initiative liaison)
- Neil Mellor NG Bailey (Secretary)
- Mike Buss Taylor Woodrow (Competency Working Group Chair)
- Daniel Keeling Consultant (Cost of Quality Working Group Chair)
- Tony Blanch Costain
- Jon Elliot Ferrovial Agroman
- Louise Jones WSPB
- Karen Young Tideway
Jon Adshead BSc (Hons) MBA CQP MCQI MCMI ACIOB (Chair)
Jon is a long standing construction professional with an extensive knowledge that he brings to bear in the field of quality management and business improvement through leadership of functional team and providing support in all aspects of quality across a diverse portfolio of projects.
With over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, Jon has worked his way up through various site management and engineering roles before moving into the field of quality management for the last 15 years, of which 12 years has been as a function lead reporting at board level.
Currently employed as Business Improvement Director in the Mace Construction business, Jon is involved in all aspects of implementing quality management systems.
Jon is currently the chair of the CQI ConSIG and is a member of the BSi QS/001/03 Quality Management – Supporting Standards Committee.
David Anderson BSc CQP FCQI MCIWM CEnv MICW (Deputy Chair)
David is a civil engineer with over 25 years experience in the construction industry. He has extensive cross sector experience in delivering complex civil engineering projects. In his current role as Head of Business Process and Quality for BAM Nuttall he has responsibility for the governance, assurance and improvement of the management systems throughout the business. He is a fellow of the Chartered Quality Institute, a Chartered Waste Manager, member of the Institute of Collaborative Working and a Chartered Environmentalist. He sits on a number of industry committees both within the UK and Europe and has spoken at numerous events on a variety of subjects such as lean improvement, defect avoidance and collaboration.
With his wide ranging experience from project implementation to corporate management systems David’s broad understanding has enabled him to provide valuable insight and leadership on maximising the benefits from the application of quality management.
Neil Mellor BEng MEng (Hons) CQP FCQI AMIMechE (Secretary)
Mike Buss MEng (Hons) MSc CEng MICE MCIOB PCQI (Competency Working Group Chair)
A chartered civil engineer and construction manager, Mike progressed from graduate engineer to project managing whole buildings and has worked in numerous sectors including residential, retail, health, commercial, defence and rail. Mike also has design experience having worked within the heavy civils department of a design consultant.
Mike first moved into quality management as a compliance manger of a PFI project. Subsequent roles included leading quality for the aviation sector of a major contractor and a £500m flagship residential development. Mike’s current role is Head of Quality for Taylor Woodrow. Mike has an MSc in Strategic Quality Management from the University of Portsmouth.
Tony is a civil engineer by profession and joined Costain in 1987 where he has held many positions, including Civil Engineer, Quality Manager and now has responsibility for business improvement across the group which includes: quality management, continuous improvement (lean and EFQM), IT, commercial and management systems, information security, business continuity, collaborative working and asset management.
Tony is particularly passionate about collaborative working and how, when linked with lean, this brings about benefits and added value for those involved. Tony is board director of the Lean Construction Institute and a foundation board member for the Institute of Collaborative Working.
Jon Elliot BEng (Hons) MCQI MICW CQP
Jon is a civil and structural engineer. He is a member of the Chartered Quality Institute, a member of the Institute of Collaborative Working and currently works for Ferrovial Agroman.
He is an enthusiastic construction assurance specialist and a founding member of the ConSIG. Over the last 25 years he has successfully developed and implemented compliant quality assurance and self-certification systems working for both client and contractor organisations on a wide range of major projects including: Crossrail, East London Line, Channel Tunnel Rail Link and Jubilee Line Extension.
He is proud to have a history of building and developing teams of high performance assurance professionals. On the Crossrail project he managed a team of 29 quality assurance and certification professionals and worked with the CQI in developing a bespoke training scheme that led to 76 quality personnel on the project gaining MCQI status.
Louise Jones BA (Hons) CQP MCQI DipQ MICW