About Us

Meet the Team

Our well skilled and knowledgeable staff have a proven track record in helping the industry with their issues and concerns.

John Armstrong

Managing Director

John has held the position of Managing Director of the Construction Employers Federation since 2006. He joined the Construction Employers Federation in 1997 with responsibility for developing construction exports.  During that time he helped to develop business for Northern Irish construction companies in overseas markets.  Between 2014 and 2016, John chaired the Housing Supply Forum established by the Minister at the Department for Social Development. He is a Member of the NI Committee of the National House Building Council.

Contact: jarmstrong@cefni.co.uk

David Fry

Assistant Director

David joined the CEF in July 2015 and has responsibility for the General and Civil Engineering Committees as well as the Private and Social Housing Committees. In addition, he looks after the Federation’s public affairs and public relations activities, membership and recruitment, the Construction Excellence Awards, environmental standards within the industry, including NVIR-O-CERT, and the courses and seminars programme. David is also the industry’s liaison with Trade Unions through the Joint Council. 

Contact: davidf@cefni.co.uk

Jonathan Caughey

Federation Manager

With the Federation since 2005, Jonathan’s main areas of responsibility include the Construction Skills Register, Health and Safety within the industry and the management of Safe-T-Cert. 

Contact: jcaughey@cefni.co.uk

Patrons

  • A&L Goodbody
  • BDO Northern Ireland
  • CPL Northern Ireland
  • Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group
  • JP Corry
  • Willis Towers Watson