Construction Isle of Man, a new representative body for the Isle of Man’s construction industry, has appointed Corelli Bentham as chief executive officer.
Bentham is a chartered quantity surveyor with over 30 years’ experience working in the construction sector in the Isle of Man, UK, Hong Kong and China, and was previously head of construction at University College Isle of Man (UCM).
The CIOB has worked with Bentham and the college for many years and the Isle of Man falls under the Liverpool Hub.
Brian Butler, chair of Construction Isle of Man, called Bentham “the right leader for the newly formed industry body”, adding how pleased the new body is to have her as CEO.
“Her breadth of experience in construction, both in the field and in education, should help focus Construction Isle of Man in its formation and assist with the promotion and development of the industry,” he said.
Bentham said she is thrilled with her new position.
“This is a challenging role. My emphasis will be on improving the image of construction and developing strong communication with government to make informed decisions,” she said.
“The formation of Construction Isle of Man will benefit both the industry and the general public by raising quality assurance and health and safety standards. All key construction trades and professions are represented on the board and we will work collaboratively for the benefit of the whole industry to give the industry the positive exposure it deserves.”
Construction Isle of Man is a public-private partnership jointly funded by Business Isle of Man, within the Department for Enterprise, and industry for its first three years of operation.
It combines the Construction Federation, Construction Forum, Chamber of Commerce Construction Sector, and Think Construction into a single point of contact for industry and the public.