The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has elected Philip Crampton as the next President of the Federation. Mr. Crampton will officially take up the position in January.
Speaking upon his election, Mr. Crampton said, “It’s a great honour to be selected as President of the Construction Industry Federation for the next two years. Our industry has experienced a very difficult period with construction activity falling through the floor since the downturn began. My role will be to help ensure construction levels start to grow again, expanding on the green shoots that have started to emerge in the general economy.
“Our industry has made a major contribution to the State and the economy over the years and we can do that again. By helping to promote construction activity the Government will not only create jobs for the thousands of unemployed construction workers but they will also be generating significant tax returns in the form of VAT, stamp duty, development charges and increased income tax returns.
“As President of the CIF it will be my job to keep reminding the Government and other stakeholders about how much construction companies can contribute to this country. It will be a challenging responsibility but it is a challenge that I am relishing. I would like to assure all our members that the CIF will do all we can to help get this industry working again,” Mr. Crampton concluded.
Philip Crampton was born in Dublin in 1959. A civil engineering graduate of Trinity College, Dublin he worked with Ellis Don Construction in Canada one the largest Canadian general contractors. He returned to Ireland in 1987 to work for G&T Crampton, one of the country’s longest established building contractors. He is currently Joint Managing Director of the company.
Philip was President of the Master Builders & Contractors Association (MBCA) in 2003 and 2004 and Senior Vice President of the CIF for the past two years. He is also heavily involved in various CIF committees being chairman of both the CIF’s Procurement, Tendering and Contractual Matters sub committee and the Taxation, Investment and Public Spending committee.