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BBA appoints new chief technical officer

Julie Bregulla has been appointed as the BBA’s new chief technical officer
Julie Bregulla has been appointed as the BBA’s new chief technical officer

Julie Bregulla to succeed Professor Bill Hewitt as CTO of the British Board of Agrément

THE British Board of Agrément (BBA) has announced that Julie Bregulla is set to succeed Professor Bill Hewlett as its new chief technical officer (CTO) in November 2023. Ms Bregulla (pictured) will join the senior leadership team and will oversee the quality and assurance teams, supporting the BBA in driving industry safety and quality and providing services that help clients by enabling innovation, identifying risk and demonstrating fitness for purpose.

Hardy Giesler, chief executive officer of the BBA, said: ‘Julie’s wealth of expertise and commitment to quality in the construction industry make her an invaluable asset to our team at BBA. We are thrilled to have her on board as our new chief technical officer, and with her leadership, we are confident in our ability to provide even greater value to our clients and partners. We would also like to thank Dan Ancliffe for standing in for us as interim technical director. He will be resuming his critical role as the BBA’s head of quality.’

 

A passionate collaborator and recognized industry expert in the multi-faceted interactions between engineering practice, assessment, and regulatory process, Ms Bregulla spent 17 years of her career with the Building Research Establishment (BRE) before taking up a director and professor role at The Engineering and Design Institute (TEDI)-London. She has also worked in academia, consulting, and construction, giving her a blended experience in the multi-faceted interactions of engineering practice.

Ms Bregulla commented: ‘It’s an exciting time to be joining the BBA, an organization that has been at the forefront of shaping the construction industry landscape for decades. I’m looking forward to working alongside the dedicated team here to support industry and stakeholders, driving forward safety standards and their implementation.’

 

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