CPA announces Adam Turk as new chair, signalling a fresh direction for the construction products industry

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Construction Products Association welcomes new leadership

The Construction Products Association (CPA) has announced the appointment of Adam Turk as its new Chair.

Turk, who currently serves as CEO of Siderise, brings extensive experience from his decades-long career in the construction sector.

His deep involvement with the CPA over the last fifteen years positions him uniquely to steer the association through a pivotal era.

Turk’s predecessor, Phil Johns, led the CPA through a turbulent period marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, the impacts of the Russo-Ukraine war, and the ongoing ramifications of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Under Johns’ leadership, the CPA played a crucial role in addressing these challenges alongside government bodies and industry stakeholders.

The association has expressed profound gratitude to Johns as he transitions to new opportunities.

Challenges and opportunities ahead under new building safety laws

With the building safety regime now enshrined in law, the CPA faces both challenges and opportunities as the industry adjusts to new regulatory requirements.

Turk has been instrumental in developing the Code for Construction Product Information (CCPI), a critical tool demonstrating the sector’s commitment to safety and integrity.

During his speech at the CPA’s annual Spring lunch, Turk highlighted the necessity of internal reform within the industry, calling for “a top-down commitment to best practice, producing trustworthy product information and driving competence within our own organisations and the wider construction supply chain,” he stated.

New leadership, renewed focus

On his appointment, Turk expressed his honour and enthusiasm for his new role: “I am very honoured to have been appointed as the next CPA Chairman. The construction products industry is a great industry.

“One I am very proud to have been a part of for many years, and one that I am now excited to help lead for what promises to be an interesting period as the building safety regime begins to embed itself.

“I believe that, with the right focus and application, the construction product industry can get the attention it deserves, and we can create a trusted, successful and financially strong sector of the British economy,” Turk said.

Peter Caplehorn, Chief Executive of the CPA, also commented on the transition: “The CPA is committed to working with its members, with government, and with the wider industry to help ensure that it is driven in the right direction.

“This role has been ably conducted by Phil during a very challenging time.

“We now welcome Adam as Phil’s successor, and look forward to seeing how his drive, expertise, and integrity will support us in achieving these next steps towards a safer and more sustainable built environment,” Caplehorn added.

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