CPA chief executive to step down early next year

Kevin Minton

CONSTRUCTION Plant-hire Association (CPA) chief executive Kevin Minton has given notice of his intention to step down after 15 years with the trade body.

The association has revealed that the process of identifying a successor is now underway.

Kevin Minton will remain with the company until the first quarter of 2023, allowing time for a ‘smooth’ handover, CPA revealed. He joined the organisation as technical and safety manager in 2007, before becoming director in 2014, and chief executive in 2018.

In a letter to CPA Members, Kevin said, “I have had the privileges of leading this association, and a great team of professional and dedicated staff, since 2018; and of being part of Colin Wood’s team for 11 years before that. The time is right now for a change, and I will be pleased to hand control to a new chief executive who can lead the association on challenges the sector will face in the near future, such as rising costs of doing business, a widespread skills shortage and decarbonisation.”

CPA president Brian Jones added, “It has been a pleasure to work with Kevin over the past 15 years, and we wish him well for his retirement. Thanks to his efforts and those of the CPA team, the association is in a stronger place than ever before. We continue to develop our support for members and to put construction plant hire at the forefront of policy makers’ minds. Membership is growing, and CPA Council is looking forward to new challenges and opportunities.”