The Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) has appointed Stu McInroy to the position of Chief Executive. Stu will take over the role of CPA Chief Executive in the second quarter of 2023.

Stu is replacing outgoing Chief Executive Kevin Minton, who announced his retirement in August 2022. In his new role as Chief Executive of the CPA, Stu will report to the CPA’s governing Council and work alongside CPA President Brian Jones and the Chairman Steven Mulholland to shape and ensure the continuing success of the CPA. Kevin Minton will work alongside Stu for a period of time to allow a smooth handover.

CPA President Brian Jones said: “On behalf of CPA Council, I congratulate Stu on his appointment and I wish him every success in his new role. Myself, the Chairman and the CPA Council are very much looking forward to Stu joining the CPA team. CPA Council is also looking forward to new opportunities and developments, and supporting CPA members under Stu’s direction. This builds on the excellent work that Kevin Minton and the CPA team have carried out for the association.”

Outgoing Chief Executive Kevin Minton said: “I am pleased to welcome Stu to the association, and I’m confident that he will lead CPA to new levels of support for our members’ businesses.”

Stu, who joins CPA from the Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA), where he has been Chief Executive since 2018, said: “I'm delighted to be joining the CPA and look forward very much to working with the CPA Council, association members and staff, to protect and promote the interests of the construction plant-hire sector.” 

The CPA is the leading trade association for the plant-hire sector in the UK, with over 1,800 members who supply 85% of hired plant to the construction industry. The organisation is the UK’s principal point of contact for all issues relating to the use of construction plant.

The CPA works with government departments and agencies, local authorities, construction clients, private companies, other trade associations, and third sector organisations, on issues including employee health and safety, machinery standards and emissions control, public safety and road transport, skills and employment.

The association publishes a wide range of guidance documents which are distributed widely throughout the construction industry and many are available for immediate free download from the CPA website at The CPA supports a number of Special Interest Groups, which tackle issues within specialist sectors.