The Construction Products Association (CPA) has appointed Peter Caplehorn as its new policy director and deputy chief executive.
Formerly technical director at the award-winning design practice Scott Brownrigg, Caplehorn has been involved in many industry and government programmes, particularly on the technical and health and safety side of the industry.
He is the deputy chair of the Building Regulations Advisory Committee (BRAC) and currently chairs CB- (the British Standards Institution’s strategic committee for construction).
Commenting on his appointment, CPA chief executive Dr Diana Montgomery said: “I am very pleased to be able to appoint such a strong candidate to take over this role. Peter brings a wealth of relevant experience to the Association and he is well known within our industry as a great advocate of good construction practices. I look forward to introducing him to our members and for him to get stuck into helping the Association champion the role of construction product manufacturing and distribution.”
Of his appointment Caplehorn said: “For many years I have worked closely with product manufacturers and the supply side of the industry. I am delighted to be joining the Construction Products Association to further these relationships and support this valuable sector.
“As a practical designer I understand the need, and also the frustrations, this part of the construction industry faces. I’m looking forward to helping with the challenges and opportunities ahead.