Caroline Gumble, the new chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), has used her first blog to set out her plans and call all members to action.
"In ‘interesting’ and unsettling political times, an organisation such as the CIOB needs to hold to its core values and both support and stand up for members perhaps more visibly than ever before," she wrote, adding: "But be warned, I am equally prepared to ‘call out’ unacceptable practices and behaviours that have no place in our sector or society."
She urged members who are not actively using CIOB resources or supporting its campaigns to re-engage.
"This is your professional body – I want you to feel real pride in being a Member of the CIOB and in what the CIOB delivers," Gumble wrote.
Specifically, she urged members to:Â
â€¢ Join the CIOB campaign toÂ tackle modern slavery in the industryÂ by exploring the CIOB’sÂ Construction and the Modern Slavery ActÂ report and its route-map to fair business;
â€¢ Support the CIOB’sÂ Construction Quality CommissionÂ and download its report,Â Improving Quality in the Built Environment, to learn key principles for embedding quality;
â€¢ Use their experience and expertise to inform CIOB actions by signing up to regional Hub Committees, joining the Business Development Board, or standing in Trustee elections.
As well as these initiatives, Gumble said she would be supporting CIOB President Charles Egbu’s campaign to promote mental health and wellbeing during his year in post.
"CIOB, like many other professional bodies, will have no choice but to collaborate more with other organisations on the really important issues," she wrote. "We will collectively deliver more; individual egos have to be put to one side for furtherance of achieving the right outcomes in line with our objectives."
Â Read her blogÂ here.
Image: Caroline Gumble, the new chief executive of the Chartered Institute of BuildingÂ