Alex has 16 years’ experience in the construction industry through the perspective of a market leading global manufacturer. Starting his career in Research and Development and involved in bringing innovative new solutions to the market (both domestically and overseas), Alex now heads up Sika’s Technical functions for Roofing in the UK. Alex is a member of the Institute of Roofing as well as a representative (either directly or via. members of his team) on several of the Roofing industry body Technical Committees.
Paul Bussey RIBA; A chartered architect with some 45 years’ experience in architectural practices in UK and abroad, with wide ranging project type experience and currently leading the AHMM CDM & Fire Technical support across all projects in a 450 person company . Represent the RIBA on various committees and working groups to assist the integration of Principal Designers under CDM and the Building Safety Bill into day to day architectural projects. Author of “CDM 2015- A Practical Guide for Architects and Designers”.
Tim joined the HSE in 1991 as a trainee inspector. After completing a 3 year training programme, Tim went on to deal with a variety of industries, including broadcasting, health services, renewable energy, transport, domestic gas, fairgrounds and product safety. After a spell managing operational teams covering major accident hazard industries, he spent five and a half years leading HSE’s operational work in the southern third of Great Britain. He joined the HSE Building Safety Programme in February 2020.
David Frise – BESA, Chief Executive Officer
A former nuclear submariner, David left the Royal Navy to move into building engineering services contracting working as an M&E contractor for 25 years, before branching out into renewable energy systems. He has served as a non-executive board member of Summitskills, the Construction Products Association and as chair of the BIM group at the Specialist Engineering Contractors.
He was the chief executive of the Finishes and Interiors Sector FIS representing the fit out industry for seven years. David has had a long association with BESA as an active member and in 2018 was appointed Chief Executive. He is a frequent speaker on competence and compliance, energy efficiency, system integration, low carbon initiatives, the future of the sector and the gap between design and performance in buildings.
Lucy has worked within the construction sector for 19 years, having commenced her career in Architectural practice before joining main contractor Wates, where she specialised in Design Management, delivering a wide range of commercial refurbishment projects from the initial design concept phase through to construction and delivery stage. In 2012, Lucy transitioned into Building Information Management (BIM) leading the development and implementation of a digital change management programme, to build the standards, procedures and organisational capability across the Wates business and the wider supply chain. Over an 8-year period in her role as Group BIM Director, Lucy was responsible for the leadership and implementation of BIM across the organisation, driving the delivery of digital construction methods across residential, education, custodial, retail and commercial office sectors. In her current role as Head of Information Management, Lucy leads a multidisciplinary team specialising in Geographic Information System (GIS,) Digital Engineering and Information Control for the joint venture partnership EKFB, who are appointed to the High-Speed Rail 2 (HS2) project. Lucy is a passionate advocate of digital transformation within the built environment, and understands the importance of evolving the culture and capability of the construction industry, in order that robust information management and digital construction processes are universally adopted to deliver transparent, robust information; which will serve to mitigate risks in the design, construction and management of assets.
Following completion of a Masters degree in business law, Chris started his career in the insurance industry in 2000 and is currently the IUA’s Director of Legal and Market Services. This entails overall responsibility for the association’s underwriting and claims committee output across all non-life insurance and reinsurance classes of insurance. Chris also works with IUA member company compliance practitioners on meeting their regulatory and legislative requirements and is a qualified Company Secretary.
Will is Head of Building Safety at Homes England, part of the Technical Services Team.
He is responsible for leading the delivery of Building Safety commitments and promoting identified and necessary culture shift, working with colleagues across the agency, with partners and the housing sector. Will is a Chartered Architectural Technologist (MCIAT) with over 30 years’ experience within the construction industry, in roles involving design and contract management, sustainability assessment, contract procurement, building safety and technical authoring. He has a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of building construction techniques, detailing, standards, and regulations.
He has worked on a wide variety of projects, ranging from a national athletics arena to a development of Passivhaus bungalows. He’s a member of national standard setting forums, an industry housebuilding think tank, as well as a member of CIAT’s Climate Change Committee. In the last four years Will has spent most of his time risk assessing the external wall systems of a national housebuilding developer’s portfolio, in the role of Group Head of Technical. Prior to joining Homes England, he was consulting for another national housebuilding developer, reviewing their ‘at risk’ buildings and scoping necessary cladding remediation works.
Stuart Nicholson is the Roof Systems Director at Marley, he has over 25 years’ experience within the construction industry and over twelve years with Marley. He sits on the Roof Tile Association (RTA), National Federation Roofing Contractors (NFRC) and Construction Products Association (CPA) Technical committees and has wide knowledge across the construction industry. Stuart was involved in the Marketing Integrity Group (MIG) and Marley engaged with CCPI from inception and was instrumental in the pilot scheme.