Alex Goodfellow has been joined the board of the Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) as a director of the new trade organisation.
The CTI was launched in June 2015 and has, for the first time, brought together all aspects of the timber industry’s supply chain, from sawmilling and timber distribution, through to paper and furniture manufacturing and timber construction.
Such a pan-industry approach is intended to enable the supply chain to have one voice when it comes to tackling common issues that will have an impact on the future of the business sector.
Goodfellow is the group managing director of Stewart Milne Timber Systems. He has headed up the business since 2011 and has more than 30 years of experience in the new homes and construction sectors.
He has played important strategic roles in the growth of the Group’s homes and timber systems divisions, having held senior positions in both areas of the business. Goodfellow is also a leading figure within the national timber frame industry and is currently the commercial committee chair of the Structural Timber Association.
“I am delighted to join the board and support the CTI in maximising the value of timber in the market,” Goodfellow said. “I believe my expertise in the housing and construction sectors, gained over the last 30 years will add to the boards overall expertise and support the CTI’s strategic goals. I am looking forward to contributing to the CTI’s vital work in expanding the use of timber in UK construction, especially in the housing market where there are so many valuable benefits.”
His key role on the CTI board will be to represent the structural timber industry as the CTI develops its strategy for engaging with the wider construction industry to improve overall economic growth, provide robust options to combat the skills shortage and maximise the use of sustainable timber through education, awareness of the benefits and support.
Andrew Carpenter, Structural Timber Association (STA) chief executive said: “We are very pleased to help the CTI drive the supply chain agenda on economic growth and happy to support our Commercial Committee Chair in his new role. Our vision is to see the UK construction industry increase the use of structural timber, thereby bringing further success to all stakeholders across the entire timber supply chain. We believe Alex will help to not only promote structural timber but also to raise the bar in sustainability, quality, innovation and skills and training within the sector.”
CTI chairman Peter Hindle MBE added: “I am very grateful to Alex for accepting my offer to take up the new position on our Board. Alex will add significant expertise to the CTI Board through his sector leading roles within Stewart Milne and the STA. He will also provide unique insights into one of the fastest growing markets in the timber supply chain and we are looking forward to a very constructive relationship.”