Announcement re BRE Chief Executive Peter Bonfield

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“After 25 years’ service and six at the helm of building science centre BRE as CEO, Peter Bonfield leaves to begin a new challenge in the Higher Education sector. He will take up a new position as Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Westminster.

As Group CEO, Peter has brought a clear focus to the purpose, vision and mission of the BRE Group and the importance of our multidisciplinary science base, from which we create products, standards, tools, qualifications and services that bring about positive impact on the quality of the built environment. He has championed the organisational values of health, safety and wellbeing, professional excellence; being collaborative; and beyond reproach in all we do. Under his leadership we have seen a transformation of our products and services through the use of digital technologies and systems.

Peter has also led the international expansion of BRE’s client base and impact. This has included launching new businesses in China and the US and partnerships in Europe and South America. In the UK he has brought about a number of acquisitions and mergers with organisations that share our vision. He will leave BRE as a highly respected organisation in the built environment sector and strongly positioned for future growth.

Peter’s move across to the university will happen in the Summer. A further announcement about the leadership of the BRE Group and the appointment of Peter’s successor will be made in due course.”

Chris Earnshaw OBE FREng

Chairman, BRE Group