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Diversity Panel

The Diversity Panel is a collaborative forum and platform for members of all construction disciplines and professional bodies to identify and promote diversity policy and activities in the construction industry.


  • Advise Council and the Executive Board, on issues relating to diversity and equal opportunities.
  • Link and co-ordinate the diversity activities of CIC members and other associated bodies of the construction industry.
  • Identify and promote diversity policy and activities in the construction industry, to benefit society. Encourage their implementation, funding, dissemination and exploitation, including strategic aspects.
  • Improve the perception and image of the construction industry through the promotion of diversity good practice.


At present the Panel has an unlimited lifespan. The Diversity Panel shall meet once a quarter for approximately 2 hours, throughout the year, typically at CIC’s offices. CIC shall provide a secretariat.

The minimum requirement for full members is to attend at least 3 out of the possible 4 meetings either in person or by conference or Skype call. Members should endeavour to attend the full length of the meeting.

At present there are 24 members involved, however the maximum number of members can be 30. Potential new members will be asked to submit a short C.V. to the Chair who will consult with the Secretariat. The CIC DP aims to have at least 50% of the panel directly linked (employed by, delegated by and or committee member) from the professional institutions which are members of CIC.

If members wish to recommend colleagues or potential new members they should propose them in writing to the Chair, copied to the Secretariat.

Key Projects & Events

Constructive Women

Data Gathering within Construction Professions

Middle Management

Chair: Jane Wernick (ISTRUCTE)
Secretariat: Karen Syme CIC ksyme@cic.org.uk


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