Dr Miles Watkins takes up new appointment as group business development director with BRE
BRE, the independent consultancy, testing and training organization specializing in the built environment and associated industries, has appointed Dr Miles Watkins to the key new position of group business development director.
In his new role, Dr Watkins will lead on formulating commercial strategies for the organization that will further strengthen its presence in both the UK and core overseas markets.
A professional environmentalist, Dr Watkins spent 17 years at Aggregate Industries (AI) before joining BRE. His final role with AI was as director of sustainable construction, where his responsibilities included marketing, safety, innovation, and external and internal communications.
At BRE, his focus will be on enhancing ways of supporting customers, with an emphasis on meeting their needs and adding further value across all services. He will also help to grow BRE’s international portfolio by providing high construction growth countries with the tools and support they need to achieve enduring commercial, social and environmental sustainability in the built environment.
Dr Watkins is a founding member of the UK Green Building Council and continues to be an ambassador. He is also chairman of the Institute of Quarrying and non-executive chairman at Care for the Wild International.
Commenting on the appointment, BRE chief executive officer Dr Peter Bonfield said: ‘Miles brings with him a wealth of knowledge across all areas of the construction supply chain as well as invaluable experience of leading on sustainability work. He is a well known and much respected name in the sector, and he will be a great asset to BRE.’