24 March 2022 | County Hall, Belvedere Road London

John Brett

Job Role

Director of Health and Safety Compliance, Estates & Management (E&M) Limited

Bio

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.