The Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Wales represents 60 of Wales’ largest and smallest civil engineering contracting businesses with a cumulative annual turnover in excess of £1bn and employing over 6,000 people. These businesses play a huge part in supporting communities across Wales and make a significant contribution to the economic prosperity of our nation. Our members are also major providers of training and apprenticeship opportunities.

On a more fundamental level it is our members who will build the infrastructure that our nation needs to prosper.

CECA Wales engages with Government Ministers at both Wales and UK levels to promote the value of infrastructure to the wellbeing and prosperity of our communities.

We also meet regularly with major clients to support and inform policy development and implementation. These include officers of the Welsh Government, local authorities including the County Surveyors Society (CSS) and the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA), Natural Resources Wales, Network Rail, Dwr Cymru/Welsh Water and the energy and telecommunications providers.

We work in partnership with like-minded organisations such as professional institutions and trade federations to further the interests of those working in the infrastructure sector.

As major employers and trainers of people we work closely with training and education providers to develop our workforce.

Our priorities are summarised as :

  • Promote the value of infrastructure to the Welsh economy and seek increased investment
  • Streamline procurement making the process of bidding for work more efficient and effective
  • Attract a diverse and talented workforce to support the sector
  • Ensure that our workforce is trained and developed to the highest standards
  • Secure the health, safety and wellbeing of our workforce

Executive Board Members

Gwyn Pardoe
(Balfour Beatty Ltd)

Gwyn is Operations Director - Civils for the Regional South Business Unit at Balfour Beatty

Vice Chairman
Mike McAndrew
(Lafarge Tarmac)

Mike is General Manager at Tarmac

Previous Chairman
Peter Crabtree
(Costain Ltd)

Peter has worked, as a contractor, in the civils engineering industry for over 30 years, undertaking roles from site management to estimating  to quantity surveying to business development. Whilst Peter has worked across the majority of the civil engineering markets his experience is predominately in the Highways market and is currently the Strategy and Work Winning Director for Costain Highways who he’s worked for the last 15 years.

Company Director and Secretary
Edward Evans

Ed is a Chartered Civil Engineer with almost 30 years’ experience of delivering a broad range of technical services and policy development to a senior level across the public and private sectors in Wales.

Board Members

Kevin Llywelyn
(Walters UK Ltd)
Huw Jones
(Jones Bros Ruthin)
Mark Bowen
(Andrew Scott Ltd)
Dave Thomas
(BAM Nuttall)
Huw Llywelyn
(Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd)
Phil Woodward
(Encon Construction Ltd)
Russell Evans
(Dawnus Construction)
Stephen Tompkins
(Galliford Try)