Stewart Milne Group managing director to lead timber industry body

Alex Goodfellow, appointed chair of the Confederation of Timber Industries

STEWART Milne Group managing director for strategic development, Alex Goodfellow, has been appointed as chair of the Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI), taking over the role from Roy Wakeman OBE.

Mr Goodfellow has more than 35 years’ experience working in the housebuilding and offsite timber frame industry. He has worked at Stewart Milne Group for 20 years, leading the UK wide growth of Stewart Milne Timber Systems. He has spear-headed the evolution of the business to become a UK market leader, driving innovation in product design and accelerated build strategies, and lobbied for the increase in Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) across the industry.

The CTI represents the UK’s timber supply chain which supports 350,000 jobs and is worth around £10billion to the UK economy. As Chair, Alex will direct the organisation and brings a wealth of knowledge and contracts through his other positions as board member of the Structural Timber Association and director of Offsite Solutions Scotland.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Goodfellow said: “I am pleased and proud to be taking on this role at what is an exciting and pivotal time for the sector.

“With the global shift to achieving net-zero, the recognition of the sustainability of timber and its vital role in decarbonising the construction sector has been brought into sharp focus. Timber is rapidly becoming the material of the future and the use of timber frames and modern methods of construction are key to ensuring the UK can meet its housing needs.

“My time at Stewart Milne Group has shown me the innovative work which can be done within the sector, and I look forward to bringing this knowledge to the role and working collaboratively with industry and government to ensure the sector continues to thrive.”

Stewart Milne Timber Systems, part of the independent, award-winning Stewart Milne Group, is a market leader in offsite timber frame manufacturing and recently announced a strong order book of more than £200million going into 2021.

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