Levy Strategy Committee
The Levy Strategy Committee represents the views of Industry across all three GB Nations on the development of the 2022-25 Levy proposals with specific reference to the anticipated cost of the funding strategy against the impact on all industry employers with a view to achieving a fair and sustainable outcome.
The Levy Strategy Committee forms part of the representation of industry employers across the three GB Nations and works collaboratively to ensure the effective development of the 2022-25 Levy proposals.
It assists in assessing and informing industry’s view of any proposed changes to Levy legislation in advance of making final submissions to the Board and DfE concerning such changes. It supports CITB in testing options for wider industry consultation, and assessing the implications of different Levy rate models against CITB’s strategic objectives.
The Levy Strategy Committee considers the impact and potential impact on the CITB Levy of factors within the external environment and makes appropriate recommendations to address or mitigate those factors.
Current Members (as at May 2022) are:
Diana Garnham – CITB Trustee
Yvonne Kelly – CITB Trustee
Vikki Skene - HR Director, Galliford Try
Vikki Skene is an experienced senior HR leader in the construction industry with a passion for the cultural change agenda and driving inclusivity to support the delivery of strategic business imperatives. As the Group HR Director for Galliford Try – one of the UK's leading construction groups – and Executive Member of its board since 2020, she is committed to the development of Galliford Try’s people, so they can play their role in improving the UK’s built environment and delivering lasting change for the communities around them.
Vikki has more than 20 years’ experience in both construction and HR and was previously UK Employee Relations Director at Balfour Beatty, where she held a number of senior HR roles.
Gareth Davies - Construction Director, Knox and Wells Ltd
Gareth is the Construction Director for Knox and Wells Limited. His role combines all aspects of Client servicing, from bid management to project delivery, together with responsibility for strategic liaison with key Industry stakeholders such as Welsh Government, CITB and CIOB.
Prior to joining Knox and Wells, Gareth was in post with Britannia Construction Ltd from 2010 as Regional Director (Wales), Wales Regional Director for Carillion Building (Mowlem Building prior to 2006 takeover) and from 2001-5 was Wales Construction Director for Mowlem Building.
During a thirty five year career in the construction industry Gareth has been responsible for delivering many prestigious projects in south Wales, south west England and Jersey, across a variety of sectors.
Gareth is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building (FCIOB) and was a member of the CITB National Council from 2015 to its reorganisation in 2018. He chaired the south-east Wales Regional Construction Forum from its inception in 2010 to its re-constitution in 2018. Gareth is also an active member of Constructing Excellence in Wales and a Professional Assessor for the CIOB and has been a judge and Panel Chairman on the CIOB's Construction Manager of the Year Competition since 2004. Gareth was also a member of the former CITB Levy Working Party and is now a member of the Levy Strategy Group
Andrew Harvey – Managing Director, Harvey Shopfitters Ltd
Andrew Harvey is the Managing Director of Harvey Shopfitters Ltd, which is a £50m per year national fit-out contractor with offices in the South West and Scotland. The company was founded in 1983 but prior to that Andrew started work as a trainee Quantity Surveyor with a local building contractor. Andrew is also a Director of Grown in Britain, a not for profit based company which, working with government and the industry supply chain, aims to increase the supply of sustainable British timber and HETAS a company limited by guarantee whose purpose is to improve air quality within the solid fuel and biomass sphere working with industry Defra Beis and Environment Agency.
Andrew also holds Directorship in a number of companies which are within the ownership or control of Harvey Shopfitters Ltd or Harvey Commercial Holding namely; Dearborn Estates Ltd, Old Bell Hotel Ltd, Hyde House Ltd, Millbridge Court Ltd, Boers Head Golf Club, Huntswood Park Ltd and Vera Homes Ltd.
Andrew was a member of the CITB England Nation Council until August 2021.
Neil Rogers – CEO, Scottish Decorators’ Federation
Neil is currently the CEO of the Scottish Decorators’ Federation which is one of the oldest Trade Federations in the UK. The Federation represent all sizes of painting and decorating companies from sole traders all the way up to some of the biggest painting and decorating companies in the UK.
Neil is also the CEO of Scottish Painting And Decorating Apprenticeship Council (SPADA) and Scottish Construction Operative Registration Executive (SCORE). SPADA deals with young people coming into the trade to ensure that they are paid a fair rate for the job that they are doing, offering contractual advice to employers and apprentices. While SCORE is competency card scheme that is able to offer a wide range of cards to operatives based on their industrial experience and qualifications.
Rob retired from Barratt Group in December 2020. He joined the Barratt Group as Group HR Director in 2012 from Dairy Crest Plc where he was Group HR Director for six years. Before joining Dairy Crest Rob was HR Director at Travis Perkins Plc and previously held senior HR roles at Celesio AG and Wickes. Rob was a member of the Executive Committee at Barratt Developments, with full responsibility for the creation and delivery of HR Strategy. His responsibilities included Training and Development for Trades, Apprentices and Graduates, through to Senior Management development, Remuneration and Benefits Strategy, Resourcing and Performance Management.
Rob was also a member of the CITB England Nation Council until December 2020.
Alison Duckles – Professional Development Director, Chartered Association of Building Engineers
Alison has worked in Construction for over 20 years and in that time has covered every aspect of talent management, skills, training and development and has led the development of a number of new Apprenticeship Standards for the sector.
Alison has responsibility for the strategy and delivery of all site, technical and apprenticeship training for the Laing O’Rourke Europe Hub to ensure that both current and future skill requirements are met. This has included the development of innovative and dynamic approaches to onsite learning to create an up skilled and competent workforce. Her role includes the management of third-party suppliers to ensure delivery of excellent service and value to the business, she works closely with leaders and stakeholders at all levels as part of her ongoing pursuit for ongoing improvement and vocational/training excellence.
Alison is a member of the England Nation Council and was a member CITB Investment Funding Committee and the former CITB Levy Working Party.
|Name||Role||03 Nov||10 Dec||21 Jan||18 Mar|
|Diana Garnham||(Chair) CITB Trustee||√||√||√||√|
|Yvonne Kelly||CITB Trustee||√||√||√||√|
|Ryan David Miles||Member||√||√||√||x|
|Rob Tansey (Joined Jan 21)||Member||n/a||n/a||√||√|