BRE Group welcomes new Non-Executive Director

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Recognised leader in energy, sustainable development and transport, Darran Messem, joins BRE Group, the world’s leading, multi-disciplinary building science centre with a mission to improve buildings and infrastructure, as a Non-Executive Director. The BRE Group is the commercial subsidiary of the BRE Trust.

Chris Earnshaw, Chairman BRE Group commented. “Darran, as an experienced company director and commercial leader in energy, sustainable development and transport, will bring important new perspectives to help guide the company in addressing the key challenges facing the built environment sector and our clients”.

Darran Messem

Darran is an experienced executive with over 10 years’ experience as a company director and is currently Chair of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (‘LowCVP’, a membership organisation sponsored by the UK Department for Transport), and Director of Velocys (a sustainable fuel company). Previous Board roles have included Audit Committee (Chair), Remuneration Committee (Chair), Appointments Committee, Strategy Committee and Refinancing team. Darran’s achievements include Chairing Iogen Energy and developing production of cellulose ethanol; Chairing the LowCVP and expanding its role despite pressures on public spending; and playing a lead role in the commercialisation and internationalisation of the Carbon Trust.

Darran will join the BRE Group Board currently comprising: Chris Earnshaw OBE, Chairman, Gillian Charlesworth, Chief Executive, Nick Farrimond, Chief Finance Officer and Brigid Sutcliffe, Non-Executive Director. Ashley Wheaton, currently Non-Executive Director will step down from the board on completion of his current term of office.

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