A former President of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Peter Hansford has been appointed as the Government's new Chief Construction Adviser.
Mr Hansford will succeed Paul Morrell OBE when he stands down from the role in November 2012 after two successful terms in post. He will work with government and the building industry to ensure Britain's construction sector is equipped with the knowledge, skills and best practice it needs in its transition to a low carbon economy.
Business Minister Mark Prisk said:
"I welcome Peter to the role of Chief Construction Adviser. He is well-known and respected in the construction sector, and his wealth of experience will prove an invaluable asset as we move forward with our construction agenda."
Peter Hansford said:
"I am delighted to have been selected as the Government's new Chief Construction Adviser, building on the excellent foundation created by Paul Morrell. I am excited by the challenge of working with industry to deliver the construction agenda, and to progress the transition to a low carbon economy. I look forward to taking up the role in December."
Mr Hansford will report to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and Cabinet Office Ministers. He will assume the role in December 2012.