Steering committee members

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)
  • David Myers Heathrow (Secretary)
  • Jonny Montgomery Shirley Parsons (Membership & Comms)
  • Andrew Grove Highways England
  • Bethany McCulloch Careys
  • Daniel Keeling Consultant (Cost of Quality Working Group Chair)
  • David Whiteside HS2 (Common Defects Booklet Working Group Chair)
  • Jon Elliot Ferrovial Agroman
  • Louise Jones WSPB
  • Karen McDonald Skanska (Construction Quality Professional Training Working Group Chair)
  • Keith Lucas
  • Mike Buss Taylor Woodrow (Competency Working Group Chair)
  • Neil Mellor NG Bailey
  • Tony Blanch Costain

John 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.

David Myers BEng (Hons) MCQI MICW CQP (Secretary)

David Myers joined Heathrow in 2010 to lead a programme to install a new hi-tech integrated baggage system for Terminal 3.  Since then he has led a number of programmes before taking his current role as Head of Quality

Previously David was with JCB Excavators as Engineering Manager for the Earthmover division where he lead the project and engineering team for wheeled loading shovels and articulated dump trucks

Prior to that, he was with Ford Motor Company, where he held a number of positions within the powertrain world including leading the programme, design and development teams for Fiesta and Ka.

David believes that driving greater quality for Heathrow and its partners presents a huge opportunity to improve their capability to deliver high value products and processes on time and to cost.

Jonny Montgomery ACQI (Membership & Comms)

Jonny is a specialist quality recruitment consultant who operates at a senior level with Shirley Parsons, global leaders in HSEQ recruitment. His specialism is quality in the construction sector and utilises his extensive network to connect quality professionals from across the industry.

Outside construction Jonny actively contributes to the quality profession with his involvement in trailblazer apprenticeship scheme consortia, market trend reports and employee satisfaction surveys.  He was also instrumental in spearheading the CQI associate partner scheme.

Jonny is currently responsible for membership and communications for the ConSIG.

Andrew Grove

Andrew is an experienced quality professional with extensive experience in Quality/QHSE leadership roles in the construction and energy sectors. He recently joined Highways England Major Projects as Head Of Profession, Quality with the task of developing a quality strategy to support the organisation as it enters its second five year Road Investment Strategy.

Prior to that, Andrew spent twelve years in the wind energy sector, joining Vestas Wind Systems, initially as Head of QHSE in the UK before taking on the position of Director of Quality for Vestas Northern Europe sales, construction and service operations based in Malmo, Sweden. After five years he joined DONG Energy as Director of Quality for their Wind Power division based in Copenhagen.

 In the preceding period Andrew held Quality leadership positions with UK Waste Management, Dew Pitchmastic PLC and Balfour Beatty Construction..

Bethany McCulloch

Bethany McCulloch is Carey Group’s Head of Quality, she has worked in the construction industry since 2007 – starting her career with Galliford Try. An effective and enthusiastic leader collaborating in joint venture, principal contractor and contractor environments, aiding and advancing the achievement of quality management.

An avid member of both the Chartered Quality Institute’s Construction Special Interest Group (ConSIG) and Get It Right Initiative (GIRI) committees, facilitating advancing quality and improvement in the construction industry. Bethany’s main area of expertise is in construction but she also has experience in water, energy from waste and utilities.

Bethany has a BA (Hons) in counselling studies. This forms a cognitive behavioural approach to gaining project and process continual improvement. embedding behavioural science and lean techniques for achieving and maintaining core quality behaviours within Carey Group.

Dan Keeling BSc (Eng) CEng MICE FCQI CQP

Cost of Quality Working Group Chair

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.

David Whiteside

Common Defect Booklet Working Group Chair

David has worked in quality since the 1980’s, spending 19 years with Tarmac Heavy Building materials (the first 10 of these years within material testing and research & development before moving into quality management). David has also worked within the food manufacturing and catering / hospitality industry as well as the last 10 years in highways and more recently within rail.

He has worked with JN Bentley, Mott MacDonald Bentley jv, Morgan Sindall, Morgan Sindall / Bam jv, Volker Stevin, Highways England, MTR (Hong Kong) and more recently HS2 across major highway, rail and clean / waste water projects.

In his current role for Turner & Townsend he is building a quality division not just working to assist companies with ISO accreditation but beyond into culture, strategic thinking and quality risk as well as building a team to offer quality across all project realisation and delivery levels (control, assurance and management). 

Jon Elliot Eng (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.

Karen McDonald MSc BEng (Hons) CQP MCQI Tech IOSH

Construction Quality Professional Training Working Group Chair

Karen works for Skanska UK as a Quality Manager with over 20 years’ experience in quality within the telecommunications, consultancy, highways, infrastructure and building sectors and has a deep understanding of the role that the quality professional has in the delivery of successful projects.

Karen became a member of the CQI in 2007 following completion of an MSc in Quality and Business Excellence and supports the Milton Keynes branch having previously been a committee member responsible for arranging events.   Karen also has a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Karen is  a STEM Mentor and regularly volunteers with Science Oxford.

Keith Lucas

Louise Jones BA (Hons) CQP MCQI DipQ MICW

Louise is part of WSP’s Business Excellence Department and has worked in Quality Assurance system roles for major projects and in a corporate capacity.

She is a Chartered Quality Professional and a full member of the Institute for Collaborative Working.  Louise also sits on the Steering Group of the Construction Special Interest Group and on the national steering group at the Chartered Quality Institute for quality in construction.

Louise successfully implemented BS 11000-1:2010 Collaborative Business Relationships for WSP’s UK business in 2015 and has successfully transitioned WSP UK to ISO 44001:2017 this year.

She has experience auditing in Quality, Environment, Health & Safety, and Collaborative Business Relationships disciplines and is also a visiting Project QA Advisor (UK and Middle East).

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.

Neil Mellor BEng MEng (Hons) CQP FCQI AMIMechE

Neil started with Honda in 1996 as a roboticist. After converting two painting lines to use waterborne paint and successfully completing a Y2K review he became a Quality Manager.

After a sabbatical in 2002; He re-joined quality in the manufacturing and re-engineering sectors before joining Taylor Woodrow with responsibility for quality on major projects in London including a 50% capacity increase for the DLR as well as Tottenham Court Road and Victoria Upgrades.

In 2011, Neil joined Kier in a corporate role delivering a QMS suitable for use in a variety of sectors including nuclear and highways.  Neil then joined NG Bailey as Group Business Assurance Manager with responsibility for the group quality management systems.

Neil is currently Head of Quality Management for HOCKTIEF (UK) Construction Ltd.

Neil often writes for Qualityworld on Construction matters.

Tony Blanch

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. 

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