Chris Cassley has joined the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) team as Policy Manager. This is a new position, and the principal purpose of the role is to analyse external and internal influences on CPA policy and strategy. Chris will also be responsible for working with CPA Council and the team to develop and implement policy, to further the best interests of CPA members.
Chris was previously employed by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) for over 16 years. His most recent role at the CBI was Lead Policy Advisor for the EU Science and Innovation campaign, acting as the link between government, the EU and CBI members. Prior to this he was Medium Sized Business Campaign Manager and Manufacturing and Construction Council Policy Advisor at the CBI. He acted as the secretariat to a number of high level CBI policy committees, including establishing the Innovation and Digital Committee.
Following his appointment, Chris said: “’I am delighted to join the CPA team. Plant machinery is the backbone of the construction industry and the CPA plays a vital role in representing the interests of the sector. I look forward to working with our members in developing and shaping this new area for the CPA as we meet the issues head on.”
Kevin Minton, Chief Executive of the CPA added: “Chris’ appointment as Policy Manager is an exciting development for both our team and our members, as he will lead policy implementation in the interests of CPA members. Chris already has valuable experience of the UK construction market and has a great deal of expertise in analysis and implementation of key policies, so he will be a valuable addition to our team.”