Minton takes the helm at CPA

Kevin Minton

KEVIN Minton has been named the new chief executive of the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA), replacing Colin Wood who decided to step down earlier this year.

Kevin has worked for the CPA since 2007, initially in the role of senior manager before being promoted to CPA director five years ago. He has recently been at the heart of a research project in conjunction with CITB to examine the supply and demand of plant operatives across the UK construction sector. Kevin has also represented the association on CONIAC, the HSE’s policy committee for the construction sector, and led the establishment of the Strategic Forum Plant Safety Group. He also instigated CPA’s apprentice awards presentation event Stars of the Future, and the CPA Plant Conference.

“I am honoured that CPA Council has chosen me to lead the association in the next phase of its growth, and I thank them for their support,” Kevin said. “The members, council, special interest groups and staff have all shown an enthusiasm and willingness to further develop the CPA. I intend to build on the excellent work that has been done by Colin Wood, and to continue to support members and the plant hire sector to face the challenges that lie ahead.”

CPA President Brian Jones added, “My first task as president was to help prepare the association for the future, and so I am pleased that CPA council has chosen Kevin Minton to take on the role of chief executive. Kevin has already taken the lead on many projects which have moved CPA forward. On behalf of CPA council, I congratulate Kevin on his appointment, and I wish him every success in his new role.”