Isabel Martinson was one of the first female naval supplier officers to serve at sea. Since leaving the Royal Navy in 2007, she was head of marketing at the Sports Industries Federation for three years before spending 15 years as chief executive of the Giftware Association.
Executive chairman is a new post for the Considerate Constructors Scheme. Her brief is to develop strategies to enhance the scheme.
Non-executive chairman Mike Petter has vacated the chair but remains a director in charge of managerial and operational aspects of the scheme, with a particular focus on associate and partner activities. He said: “The scheme has grown exponentially since its first registration back in 1997, celebrating its 90,000th site registration earlier this year. We welcome Isabel’s appointment and we are very much looking forward to Isabel’s wealth of senior management experience and strategic insight in helping to develop the scheme and achieve even more success in improving the image of construction in the future.”
Ms Martinson said: “I am new to the construction industry however, I have been aware of the Scheme as a member of the general public for a number of years, so it has clearly raised awareness of the sector’s commitment to improve the image of construction. There are now significant opportunities to take the scheme further.”