Sharon Llewellyn, Risk Management & Projects Director at JPR Roofing and Flooring, Vice Chair of NFRC Midlands Region, and Chair of the NFRC Safety, Health and Environmental Committee, has been appointed as Chair of the CITB England National Council.
In her new capacity, Sharon will work alongside the other CITB Council members in each nation to support the CITB Board. She will be responsible for providing insight into industry challenges across different regions and sectors and will act as a sounding board for CITB trustees.
Sharon is passionate about developing a young and skilled workforce for the industry and is currently working in partnership with the CITB, schools, colleges as well as the business community to raise the profile of construction through a programme for 14 – 18 years old to prepare and access apprenticeships and careers in the industry.
Commenting on her appointment, Sharon said:
“I am delighted to be appointed Chair of the CITB Nation Council for England. As a Council member for the past three years, Vice-Chair of the Midlands Regional Committee and Chair of the NFRC Health and Safety Committee, I know how important it is to have effective working relations between NFRC and CITB
“As we move forward from the restrictions of the pandemic and into the new challenges faced by the industry, both NFRC and CITB will need to focus on filling the skills gap through facilitating a training programme alongside RoofCERT to produce a high quality, competent and skilled workforce for the future.
Melvyn Evans, NFRC Regional Manager for the Midlands region, said:
“Sharon is truly deserving of this position—she is already doing so much in the Midlands Region as NFRC Midlands Vice-Chair, Midlands Deputy Board Member, the Midlands Representative on both the Joint Flat Roofing/RBM Committee and Safety, Health and Environment Committee. She is also active in raising the profile of our industry across the country. She will be a fantastic spokesperson for roofing, ensuring our voice is heard at the highest levels in the CITB. On behalf of the Midlands Region, I wish Sharon many congratulations.”