The Building Research Establishment (BRE) has appointed Piers White MBC as its new chair
Piers White has held almost 40 senior board positions in a career spanning more than 30 years, including almost a decade as non-executive director at Hyde Housing, one of the UK’s largest housing associations.
He also acts as chairman for MOD technology business Ploughshare Innovations and for Heathrow Airport’s export and import service Courier Facilities.
Prior to this, he was UK chief executive and a member of the group management board of Bank Insinger de Beaufort until its sale to BNP Paribas in 2008, and spent 15 years in retail banking at Barclays, where his last role was service director, running UK branches with 20,000 staff.
Piers White said: “I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to lead this important organisation at a time when it can provide vital leadership to the myriad challenges currently facing the building environment sector.
“Challenge brings opportunity and I am looking forward to working with the leadership team and BRE Trust to ensure BRE continues to play a leading and innovative role in building construction, performance, safety and sustainability.”
The Building Research Establishment is a centre of building science, owned by charitable organisation the BRE Trust.
They generate new knowledge through independent research. This is used to create the products, standards and qualifications that help to ensure buildings, homes and communities are safe, efficient, productive, sustainable and enjoyable places to be.
Multi-disciplinary teams operate internationally, with offices, representatives and partners around the globe, and at our Head Office and major facilities in the UK.