Amanda Long will join the not-for-profit, independent body after more than 20 years' experience in senior roles working in the commercial, public, social enterprise and charitable sectors.
She has both national and international experience and has pioneered corporate social responsibility frameworks designed to improve sustainability, workforce welfare and consumer rights for both member and non-member organisations.
Her previous roles include chief executive of Morison KSi, director-general of Consumers International, chief executive of Corporate Culture, head of corporate responsibility at Anglian Water Services and international projects manager (sustainability) at Unilever.
Long will succeed current chief executive Edward Hardy who has held the post since 2009.
Created in 1997 the Considerate Constructors Scheme was founded by the construction industry to improve its image around issues like the environment, the workforce and the general public.