The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has today announced that its chief executive, Mark Farrar, is to leave after seven years with the organisation.

CITB Chairman, James Wates said,  “Mark has led the organisation through challenging  times in the industry, securing on-going levy and other funding.  He leaves CITB with our thanks and wholehearted best wishes.

“The leadership organisation for the UK construction industry’s skills and training needs is now  looking forward to facing new challenges in a new chapter of meeting industry’s future needs.”

The search for a new CEO is  underway.  Mr Farrar will remain in post until an interim CEO has been appointed.