How Do We Operate

The Concrete Society is not a Trade Association. It is an independent body and operates as a democratic partnership between our members, elected representatives of our members, and The Society’s full-time staff.


The Concrete Society Council has overall control of The Society. The Council establishes the policy and financial framework for the Managing Director, Kathy Calverley, and her staff to implement. Elections for Council Members are held every year with Council Members serving two years in office. The Council comprises 18 elected members including the President, Immediate Past President, President-Designate, and Honorary Treasurer.

President: Martyn Fear – Specialist Precast Products
Designate: William Doherty – Creagh Concrete
Past President: Paul Browne – Peri
Secretary: Kathy Calverley – The Concrete Society

Regional and Club Assembly (RCA)

The RCA is the focus of Regions and Club Committees within The Society. It liaises with The Society’s central office. It exchanges information on Region and Club activities, comments on the policy and activities of The Society in general, and makes recommendations to Council. It proposes and implements policies for strengthening and expanding the role of the Regions and Clubs within the framework of The Concrete Society.

Membership of the RCA consists of two representatives from each Region and Club. The Chairman is elected from the membership of the Assembly. The RCA is represented on Council by six members, who reflect the geographical spread of the Regions and Clubs.

Secretary: Sue Courtney – The Concrete Society

Technical Review Panel

The Technical Review Panel provides constructive feedback to the Council/Managing Director. The panel is to be maintained by an appointed member of Council, ideally the President delegate or a Council Officer, who would convene an ‘audit or review’ at least annually (or 6 months) on one or more aspects of the Society’s technical functions. The appointed Council member may, as deem appropriate, co-opt a small number of other members, who would not be permanent, chosen for their technical competence. The panel will report back to Council with its findings and, where appropriate, any recommendations.

President Delegate
Richard Day – Technical Manager

Standing Committees

Three Standing Committees currently operate as noted below. At any one time, there will be a number of Working Groups under each Committee. These will be formed from industry representatives with the appropriate knowledge to develop specific topics. After completion of the topic, they will disband or maintain a watching brief.

Construction Standing Committee

This Committee has the general responsibility for a range of projects where there is an emphasis on construction techniques and processes involving concrete.

Materials Standing Committee

This Committee has the general responsibility for a range of projects where there is an emphasis on concrete’s constituent materials.

Design Standing Committee

This Committee has overall technical responsibility for a range of projects concerned with various aspects of the design of concrete structures.

Secretariat support is provided by a member of the Concrete Society technical staff.