Bryan Vaughan appointed as CEF president

Vaughan Homes MD Bryan Vaughan has been appointed president of the Construction Employers Federation (CEF) at its AGM on June 3.

Bryan Vaughan succeeded past President Martin O’Kane, Deputy Group MD with Heron Bros, at the 79th AGM of the industry body, held at the Coleraine campus of Northern Regional College (NRC). Speaking at the event, Bryan thanked his predecessor for his instrumental role in the delivery of £50m in PAN cost recovery for the industry and setting up Construction Futures, an initiative supporting careers in the construction industry.

Also at the AGM, Gareth Loye of Mascott Construction was appointed vice president and Dominic Lavery of Farrans joined the CEF Board as a Council director, taking over from  Martin Lennon who had completed his term.

CEF CEO Mark Spence thanked Past President John Tracey for his service during the  pandemic, as he stepped down from the CEF Board and Council, and thanked all members who take on the voluntary roles vital to its governance and strategising for the industry.

The Federation’s Board comprises the president, vice-president, immediate past president,  treasurer and managing director. All Board members, with the exception of the MD, are  nominated and appointed from within the CEF Council and serve on a voluntary basis.  Officers are re-nominated annually at the AGM, with the vice president, president and past president each serving two years.

Following the AGM, members and guests from CIOB were given an economic update and  enjoyed a Q&A with BBC NI Economics & Business Editor John Campbell, before undertaking a tour of the new NRC campus at Coleraine. The Heron Bros team, led by John Paul Higgins, delivered a presentation on their work to complete this fantastic new facility.

Read the full industry update from the CEF here.