Construction Products Association welcomes Welsh company CEO as new Chair

The Construction Products Association (CPA) is delighted to welcome Adam Turk— CEO of Welsh passive fire protection manufacturer Siderise— as its new Chair. With decades of experience across the construction industry, and having supported the CPA for over fifteen years, Adam is well placed to provide both leadership and insight as we move into a new phase for the sector.

The last few years have seen many challenges for the construction industry, from the impacts of COVID to the repercussions of the Russo-Ukraine war and far-reaching implications of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. The CPA has been instrumental in working with the industry and with government bodies to meet these challenges and find solutions.

Looking forward, the new building safety regime is now fully established in law, and the next two years will bring both challenges and opportunities as the industry gets to grips with the requirements.  Adam’s work on the CPA Marketing Integrity Group helped to deliver one of the most important tools the construction product sector has to demonstrate its commitment to this— the Code for Construction Product Information (CCPI).

Speaking at the annual Spring lunch on 25 April, Adam emphasised the need for the industry to get its own house in order. Citing the three pillars of culture, competence and reliable product information, he called for “a top-down commitment to best practice, producing trustworthy product information and driving competence within our own organisations and the wider construction supply chain.” 

Speaking on his appointment, he added:

“I am very honoured to have been appointed as the next CPA Chairman. The construction products industry is a great industry. One I am very proud to have been a part of for many years, and one that I am now excited to help lead for what promises to be an interesting period as the building safety regime begins to embed itself. I believe that, with the right focus and application, the construction product industry can get the attention it deserves, and we can create a trusted, successful and financially strong sector of the British economy.”

Peter Caplehorn, Chief Executive of the CPA commented:
“Change is inevitable, and the CPA is committed to working with its members, with government and with the wider industry to help ensure that it is driven in the right direction. This role has been ably conducted by Phil during a very challenging time. We now welcome Adam as Phil’s successor, and look forward to seeing how his drive, expertise and integrity will support us in achieving these next steps towards a safer and more sustainable built environment.”

For more information, please contact:

Rob Lee, Senior External Affairs Manager,





Siderise Insulation is a global leader in the design, manufacture, and supply of high-performance passive fire protection solutions which are installed within the building envelope to prevent the spread of fire. The business moved to Maesteg, Wales in 1991, setting up a bespoke manufacturing facility for its original cavity barrier and firestopping range. The unique manufacturing and testing processes at the site has enabled the company to grow and develop its offering which is now exported globally across the Middle East, India, Asia Pacific and the USA.

The Construction Products Association (CPA) is the leading organisation that represents and champions construction product manufacturers and suppliers in the UK. It plays a key role in working with government and policy makers to advise on and develop effective, evidence-based policies and solutions related to construction products. It also actively supports members by representing them at industry related events and by producing authoritative economic, technical and sustainability commentary.