Grahame BarnChief Executive, CECA Scotland
Grahame is the Chief Executive of the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Scotland. CECA Scotland represents 102 contractors across Scotland ranging from large multinational companies engaged in flagship infrastructure projects to rural SMEs carrying out civil engineering works in their communities.
Grahame represents the civil engineering contracting community on the HSE’s principal Health and Safety committee for the construction industry in Scotland; Site Safe Scotland. Grahame has been a member of this committee for 18 years. Active on the Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Construction since its inception, Grahame has been the Treasurer since 2015. Grahame also sits on the Industry Leadership Group of Construction Scotland and the Scottish Government’s Construction Leadership Forum.
Training and lifelong learning in the construction industry is a passion of Grahame. He was a member of the Scottish Building Apprenticeship & Training Council (SBATC) for 12 years. Regularly meeting with key clients & politicians to influence thinking and decision-making around infrastructure and civil engineering in Scotland is an important part of Grahame’s role.
This is alongside engaging with the Scottish Government, major public sector clients and other agencies to achieve fair, balanced procurement process and payment terms throughout the supply chain.