CIBSE appoints Ruth Carter as new CEO


CIBSE has appointed Ruth Carter as its new chief executive officer, succeeding Stephen Matthews who retires after 15 years

Ruth Carter has worked in and around the construction industry for much of her career.

Ruth sees many synergies between her experience of multi-channel information provision and the opportunities open to CIBSE in the immediate future.

She has a strong track record of creating successful collegiate communities within publishing and exhibitions and points to the opportunity for supporting a strong sense of identity across a diverse international CIBSE membership.

Ruth has had particular success in employing modern technical solutions to the challenges around communication and inclusivity inherent in such a community.

An important part of CIBSE’s five-year strategy

Commented on her appointment, Ruth said: “CIBSE is right at the forefront of so many issues that are finally being recognised as the most significant for every one of us.

“Whether it’s climate change, sustainability, technology or designing and constructing the built environment of the future, CIBSE engineers will continue to play a pivotal role.

“There could not be a more exciting time to be joining this august and respected institution.”

CIBSE president, Stuart McPherson said: “We look forward to Ruth supporting delivery of the CIBSE five-year strategy with a continued focus on building performance, including building safety, climate change and net-zero carbon.

“She brings extensive experience in managing complex organisations and achieving commercial ambitions.

“Ruth has a particular understanding of publications and events management and the multi-mode delivery of these that will be so important in the future to serving our members and our wider community of stakeholders.”


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