CECA is the representative organisation for the UK's civil engineering contractors. Through our nationwide network of autonomous regions, and our national office in the heart of Westminster, we speak up for the firms building and maintaining the UK's infrastructure networks.
We have extensive experience in the sector, and the connections to media, clients and government to ensure that our members benefit from the latest industry knowledge and government proposals, be they national, regional or local.
CECA has a National office based in London which manages communications, public affairs and engagement with other national organisations. The staff members below can be contacted by phone on 0207 340 0450.
Alasdair has over ten years' experience in the UK infrastructure sector. He joined CECA as Head of External Affairs in 2008. Prior to joining CECA, he was a journalist at a leading UK construction trade journal. Alasdair sits on the Infrastructure Clients Group, Network Rail's Commercial Directors Forum, and the Strategic Forum for Construction. He has been CECA Chief Executive since 2014.
Director of External Affairs
Marie-Claude is an experienced communications and policy professional. Having started her career in public affairs consultancy, she moved to a policy role at the Federation of Small Businesses in 2009, before joining CECA as Industry and Public Affairs Manager in 2012, becoming Head of External Affairs in 2014. She leads the team on all policy, public affairs and media relations activity, and also plays a key role in CECA's strategy and business development. In 2017, Marie-Claude was promoted to the position of Director of External Affairs.
Director of Industry Affairs
Prior to joining CECA in 2015, Adam had a varied 40 year career in civil engineering contracting, both in the UK and overseas. Initially he spent 15 years with Kier Group, including 11 years with Kier International. He then spent over 20 years with Jackson Civil Engineering, with primary responsibility for work in the East, Midlands and Yorkshire, including 15 years as a board director. Adam runs the CECA Roads, Rail, and Energy Forums.
Civil Engineering Director
Peter has over 35 years' experience of working in infrastructure, both in the UK and overseas. He is a chartered civil engineer and a chartered water & environmental manager, and has worked for a number of major public and private sector organisations. Prior to joining CECA, he operated at director level with WYG and Mott MacDonald, where he set up and ran their Leeds office for a number of years. Peter is responsible for managing CECA's Health & Safety, Environment, Water, and Dayworks Forums. He is also the key point of contact for CECA Forms of Sub-Contract queries. Externally, he sits on the ICE Expert Health & Safety Panel, the Health in Construction Leadership Group, and the BRE/CEEQUAL Working Group.
Research and Public Affairs
Prior to joining CECA, Huston completed a doctorate at the University of Oxford, and lectured at the University of Liverpool. He has also worked for a number of Westminster think-tanks. Huston is first point of contact for media enquiries, maintains all of CECA's communications, runs CECA's Workload Trends Survey, and manages CECA's social media.
Executive PA/Office Manager
Laura joined CECA in 2006 after working at a registered charity and a leading high street bank. She is responsible for the day-to-day running of CECA's national office in Westminster, and is first point of contact regarding CECA's publications. In addition, she works as PA to the Chief Executive.