CEA strengthens CESAR network team

Clive Harris, CEA chief executive Rob Oliver and Datatag MD Kevin Howells

THE Construction Equipment Association (CEA) has appointed Clive Harris as a consultant to help deliver the new specialist police unit to combat equipment crime.

He was formerly the agricultural vehicle specialist for NFU Mutual and an insurer representative on the CESAR Review Committee which supervised the work of the CESAR plant marking and registration scheme.

CEA chief executive Rob Oliver said, “We have worked with Clive for some years over which time he has been the source of excellent advice and support on plant theft and insurer issues. The opportunity for him to join ‘Team CEA’ was too good to miss.

“He will help manage the relationship between the insurance sector, the police and other stakeholders in relation to the CESAR programme. This comes at an important time in the run-up to the creation of a new police resource to build on the work of the old PANIU organisation which suspended operations earlier this year.”

Clive Harris added, “I am delighted at being given the opportunity to continue working with the CEA, AEA and all CESAR stakeholders to make a positive contribution. We live in a world of constant change and the suspension of PANIU was disappointing. However, I am confident that the current work going on behind the scenes will create a very strong successor to challenge Plant, Construction and Agricultural vehicle theft, taking it to the next level through stronger alliances.”