"Paul Morrell brings a vast experience of the industry to this new role and is respected in government and across the industry," said CPA chief executive, Michael Ankers. "He is the ideal person to make a real difference on the issues that were identified for the CCA and I am sure the Parliamentary Select Committee, which first recommended that this post be created, will feel pleased that such a senior person has been identified to fill the role." Mr Ankers said that Mr Morrell must focus on a limited number of key issues that are critical to government and industry at this difficult time, in particular: Demonstrating to government and the other main political parties the importance of capital projects on bringing the country out of recession and sustaining long-term economic recovery. Improving public sector construction procurement so that at a time of financial constraint we can ensure that the money that is available delivers more and better value projects. Ensuring that the role of the industry in delivering the low carbon agenda is fully recognised and that we have a clear long-term strategy, suitably resourced, to deliver the improvements that are needed to the energy-efficiency of the existing housing stock in order to meet carbon reduction commitments.
LONDON: The Construction Products Association has welcomed the appointment of Paul Morrell as the Government's first chief construction adviser (CCA).
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