Members of the Steering Committee

The CQI ConSIG Steering Group 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 (Steering Committee Chairperson, Events Working Group Chairperson)
  • Malcolm Gilks Consultant (Steering Committee past Chairperson)
  • Neil Mellor NG Bailey (Secretary)
  • Daniel Keeling Consultant (Cost of Quality Working Group Chairperson)
  • Mike Buss Taylor Woodrow (Competency Working Group Chairperson)
  • Dave Anderson BAM Nuttall (Get It Right Initiative liaison)
  • Louise Jones WSPB
  • Jon Elliot Ferrovial Agroman
  • Tony Blanch Costain
  • Karen Young Tideway


Jon Adshead

With over 25 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. Jon is currently employed as an Operations Director with the role of Quality Assurance Director for the Mace Construction business.

Jon is responsible for the on-going development of the quality management system and facilitating the dissemination of best practice within the Construction business. He has been involved in the field of quality including auditing, developing and implementing quality management systems for over 15 years, and has been a functional leader reporting at Board level for most of this time.

With his background in construction management and contracting, Jon has extensive knowledge across a broad spectrum of projects and roles. Having worked on traditional and design & build projects in senior engineer and project management roles before moving into quality, applying his knowledge from past experience working in design, planning, procurement and delivery functions, Jon is well placed to support project teams with advice and support on the best approaches for implementing quality management and quality control regimes in construction organisations and projects. Jon has previously worked for Wates, Tarmac, Marston Construction, Pettifer Contractors and IDC Ltd.

Jon is a member of the CQI Leicester and Coventry branch committee, regional treasurer for the Midlands and represents the Midlands on the Regional Operations Panel.


Louise Jones BA(Hons) CQP MCQI DipQ MICW

With over 15 years experience in Construction and Engineering Consultancy including Design Projects, Louise has worked in large Project Quality Assurance System roles and in a Corporate capacity in the Quality Profession.  She is currently Senior Quality & Collaborative Working Consultant at WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff UK in the Corporate department ‘Business Excellence’.

Louise successfully implemented BS 11000-1:2010 Collaborative Business Relationships nationally in 2015.   She has worked for clients and corporately since early 2013, consulting, facilitating workshops and auditing in a variety of companies as well as being part of client steering groups in the Collaborative Business Relationships arena.  She also audits in Quality, Environment, Health & Safety, and Collaborative Business Relationships disciplines, is a visiting Project QA Advisor (UK and Middle East), provides Expert Advice when required to international projects and bid / tender teams.  She is fully committed to staff engagement with Collaborative Working and Quality Assurance.

Louise is a Chartered Quality Professional and full member of Institute of Collaborative Working.  She has been a member of the ConSIG Competency Working Group since Autumn 2013 and was asked to join the ConSIG Steering Group in mid 2015.


Neil Mellor BEng MEng(Hons) CQP FCQI AMIMechE

Neil started his career at Honda UK Manufacturing in Swindon in 1996 initially as their paint plant roboticist. After working on the conversion of two robotic lines from solvent to waterborne paint systems (not as easy as it sounds) and successfully heading up the Y2K review of the whole paint shop, He then took on a new role as Quality Manager in the Bumper Paint shop in 2001.

After a short sabbatical in 2002; He re-joined the quality industry doing short stints with both aftermarket re-engineering and manufacturing companies before joining Taylor Woodrow Construction as a requirements engineer.

He took up the quality mantle again in 2006 as Quality Manager for the project and when this ended in 2007 was nominated as Quality Manager for Taylor Woodrow’s project with Docklands Light Railway – 3 Car Capacity Enhancement Project upgrading the DLR for a 50% increase in capacity. This was a particular challenge as all the stations had to be lengthened and some of these were 6 metres in the air. This also included remodelling the two key interchanges by building Flyunder (Poplar) and Flyover (Canning Town) complete with permanent way (trackworks) as well as the demolition and relocation to a new station of South Quay.

Following the practical completion of this project, Neil was involved in setting up the quality and assurance systems for Tottenham Court Road Tube upgrade before joining the sister project at Victoria Tube Station responsible for setting up and running the quality assurance systems there. While working at Victoria he returned to Tottenham Court Road once again as Quality Manager but this time with a BBMV Crossrail project to prepare for the station by installing deep piles and 36 Metre deep Diaphragm walling.

Neil is now the Head of Business Improvement for Kier Infrastructure with responsibility for improvement and maintenance of core processes to support operations across multiple sectors including Rail, Nuclear, Highways, Utilities and others.

Neil is the Secretary for the Steering Committee having also been the former Chair of the ConSIG Competency Working Group.  Neil also actively contributes to Quality World and Quality World Express.


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.



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.


Dan Keeling BSc(Eng) CEng MICE FCQI CQP
Dan is a chartered engineer and quality professional. He has been a consultant for the past eight years principally working as Head of Quality and NEC Supervisor for all Crossrail contracts.
He has also worked on HS1 and the Channel Tunnel and was responsible for product approval and monitoring for construction of a city in Saudi Arabia.