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Jeremy Stibbe

Posted by Jake Noakes

Jeremy brings 35 years development & property experience to the BSF Board. He has been responsible for leading development, regeneration and asset management programmes within large Housing Associations. Jeremy is passionate about building safety, was responsible for establishing building safety plans at Notting Hill Genesis HA, created the G15 Asset Group with a focus on building safety best practice and has been advising on the creation of a building safety academy that will focus on building safety skills development.

John Brett

Posted by Jake Noakes

As Director of Health and Safety Compliance at E&M – one of the UK’s largest freeholder property agents, having over quarter of a million homes in their portfolio, John has continued to enhance his reputation as a key national influencer of building safety reform, adding to his proven career record of leading safety, risk and assurance across numerous public and private sector organisations.

With a passion for enabling behavioural change, John has successfully delivered strategic safety leadership for over 25 years – complementing his extensive NHS, Housing and Local Government background with a number of senior roles with multinational and global organisations including British Airways, Balfour Beatty and Amazon.

In recent years, John has worked closely with the Government in helping to shape the new Fire and Building Safety Bills. In his previous role, being the first Local Authority Early Adopter with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) and actively participating in their Policy Design Trials, through to current work with the Home Office Building Regulations Advisory Committee (BRAC) regarding various aspects of fire and building safety reform – including the Golden Thread Initiative.

John holds an MBA with Distinction, an MSc in Safety, Health and Environmental Management and a BSc(Hons) in Design Engineering and Business. He is a Chartered Member of IOSH, Specialist Member of IIRSM and Technical Member of the Institute of Fire Engineers.

Adrian Shilliday

Posted by Jake Noakes

Adrian Shilliday: Technical Director, Galliford Try Adrian has been in the construction industry for over 22 years, having trained and worked as a senior architect in practice and then working in Design Management for Galliford Try. He is currently responsible for the Design Management, BIM, Information Management and Digital Quality procedures and software tools for the business and how these integrate across all their processes. His current work involves integration of the BSF principles as part of the Galliford Try Charter commitment with a key focus on built quality, compliance and records and has been delivering internal training modules on Fire related Design and Construction requirements.

Diana Montgomery

Posted by Jake Noakes

Dr Diana Montgomery was appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Construction Products Association (CPA) in May 2019, having successfully led the CPA as Chief Executive since 2012. She is a director of the Considerate Constructors Scheme, the Building a Safer Future Charter and chairs the advisory group for the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

Before joining the Construction Products Association, Diana was Deputy Chief Executive of the Chemical Industries Association where she raised the profile of chemical manufacturing in the UK, led the Responsible Care Programme and established its pivotal role in the delivery of the UK government’s sustainability targets.

In October 2014, Diana was appointed by HM Treasury to chair Infrastructure UK’s Supply Chain Capacity and Skills Group. She chaired the board of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment until 2019 and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment. Diana has degrees from Oxford University and Imperial College in Chemistry and Environmental Management.

David Topliffe

Posted by Jake Noakes

David is a chartered chemical engineer with 37 years’ manufacturing experience in the chemical industry, mainly with Shell, centred on managing the operations of ‘Major Accident Hazard’ facilities. Alongside senior executive leadership positions, he has served as a Non-Executive Director within Joint Ventures, an NHS hospital, and of the Chemical Industries Association where he chaired the Responsible Care Strategy Group for 12 years. Under his leadership, a strong focus was placed on Process Safety Leadership and a ‘Responsible Care Verification’ (peer-review/assessment) scheme was devised and implemented across the chemicals sector. He now serves as a Building a Safer Future Charter Champion Assessor and is Chair-designate of Construction Product Information Ltd. Amongst a number of voluntary roles, David is a Debt Adviser within a community-based Debt Advice Centre. Leisure interests include rowing and golf.

Steve Elliott

Posted by Jake Noakes

Steve Elliott joined the Chemical Industries Association in 1997, spending four and half years as Head, International Trade with additional responsibility for Sustainable Development. In April 2002, he was promoted to the position of Director, Trade & Competitiveness and subsequently Director, Business Environment. Steve was appointed Chief Executive of the CIA in February 2006.

Prior to his career with CIA, he spent fifteen years working with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), a UK/South African trade advisory body and Crown Agents as an international trade policy and promotion specialist, as well as in general consulting with the BPI Group.

Steve is currently a member of the COMAH (Control of Major Accident Hazards) Strategic Forum and he also Chairs Building a Safer Future Ltd – an organisation charged with driving leadership and culture change in the construction industry’s response to the Grenfell tragedy. Steve sits on the Board of the Involvement and Participation Association (an employee relations think-tank), is a trustee of the chemical industry’s training body, CogentSkills, and chairs the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) Communications Network.