The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is the representative forum for the professional bodies, research organisations and specialist business associations in the construction industry.





Oliver Colvile MP (Conservative) – Chairman and Secretary

Oliver Colvile has been a Vice - chairman and an active member of the APPGEBE since its beginnings in June 2010, and in January 2013 he took over from Sir Tony Baldry to become the group’s new Chairman. He is a member of the Federation of Small Businesses and the Institute of Directors, and is also a director of the Enterprise Forum. Oliver was elected an MP for the Plymouth Sutton & Devonport in 2010 and is a member of the Select Committee on Northern Ireland, a vice-chair of the All-Party Group Armed Services, with special responsibility for the Royal Marines, as well as a member of the All Party Political Group for Zimbabwe. His political interests are; renewable energy, defence, mental health, pharmacy, social care and fishing.



Rt Hon Maria Miller MP (Conservative) - Vice- chair






Helen Hayes MP (Labour) - Vice- chair







Earl of Lytton  (Crossbench)- Vice- chair






Lord Howie of Troon (Labour) - Treasurer



Graham Watts OBE  - CIC - Secretariat

Graham has been involved with CIC since 1989. Initially, as a member of the Council and its Executive Board, then as a Director, he was appointed Chief Executive and Secretary in October 1991. He is a member of the Strategic Forum for Construction and its Executive Committee and Olympic Task Force, which is hosted by CIC, and a Board member of ConstructionSkills. Additionally he is a Visiting Professor at the University of Northumbria. He is an Honorary Fellow of the RIBA, CIBSE, the ABE, ICWCI, BIID and the Faculty of Building and an Honorary Member of the RICS and CIAT. He was awarded the President’s Medal of the CIOB in 2000 and the Peter Stone Award of the Association of Building Engineers in 1996. Prior to joining CIC, Graham was Chief Executive of the British Institute of Architectural Technologists (a member of CIC) from 1983.