BRE brings in former Mace leader as innovation director

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The Building Research Establishment (BRE) has appointed Eloise Francis arsenic manager of innovation.

Francis (pictured) joins BRE with a divers inheritance of enactment successful the operation and spot sector. She brings extended committee acquisition to her caller role, having held elder positions astatine Capita, Mace, Royal Mail and Legal & General.

Her astir caller occupation was arsenic caput of operational hazard astatine Legal & General. At Mace, Francis was caput of wellness and information for astir 2 years, aft holding a akin relation astatine Capita.

In her caller post, she volition beryllium liable for driving innovation, probe and method excellence astatine BRE.

Francis said: “I americium looking guardant to playing a starring relation successful demonstrating however BRE tin lend to what is simply a important clip for galore areas of operation and the built environment.”

BRE Trust president Phil Wilbraham added: “Innovative solutions successful the built situation person ne'er been much crucial, with the galore outer pressures facing developers and consumers contiguous and with gait towards transitioning to net-zero [carbon emissions] quickening. With Eloise connected the team, I americium assured that our liable enactment connected a scope of issues volition beryllium strengthened adjacent further.”

Former Heathrow Airport manager Wilbraham was appointed to the seat of the BRE Trust successful May past year.

BRE main enforcement Gillian Charlesworth antecedently told Construction News that she hoped the operation assemblage would refocus its aims connected improving information and decarbonisation, arsenic it recovers from the pandemic.

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