New technical director post

The British Board of Agrément has appointed Professor Bill Hewlett to the newly created post of technical director.

Bill, a qualified civil engineer who brings more than 35 years of wide-ranging construction and process industries experience to the high-profile role, will report directly to CEO Hardy Giesler. His remit includes driving forward excellence and innovation within the BBA and the wider built environment sector.

Hardy said: “Last year saw the start of significant changes within our management team and organisation in order to deliver a systemic approach to culture change and performance. Our over-riding objective is delivering on our promises and we are delighted and extremely fortunate to be welcoming Bill to the team to continue this work and positioning the BBA as a leading player in developments in our industry.”

Bill will apply his experience to providing technical direction for the BBA, growing its scope and influence with external stakeholders and building on its track record of bringing innovations to market while delivering high levels of customer service and a culture of technical excellence and continuous improvement.

His experience will also be vital in further developing the BBA’s wish to support a joined-up, connected supply chain, the organisation said.