Balfour Beatty Communities appoints ethics chief

Balfour Beatty Communities (BBC) has appointed David Berman to the newly created position of chief compliance officer.

Berman will lead on the company’s ethics and compliance activities, and – as the business says – “help further drive a culture of integrity and accountability” in keeping with the company’s “culture of high ethical standards”.

BBC is a national residential real estate investment and management company, with over 1,400 employees.

In his role, Berman will drive operational and regulatory compliance programmes across the business, as well as lead new and enhanced initiatives designed to further embed ethics and compliance within the organisation.

He will be a member of the senior leadership team, and will report to Chris Williams, BBC’s president.

Williams said: “Trust in our business stems from a culture of ethical behaviour and compliance that is embraced by every one of our employees.

“I’m delighted to work with David and welcome the practical approach to ethics, compliance and risk management he brings as we continue to grow and enhance this importance function across the business”

Berman said: “Balfour Beatty Communities has made significant strides toward building a strong ethics and compliance function over the last few years. I’m very excited to drive those efforts forward and support the company’s mission to deliver the communities people are proud to call home.”

David has close to 20 years of experience as a compliance and investigations professional, and comes to Balfour Beatty most recently from Lyft, Inc. where he developed and managed their its and compliance programme.

Earlier in his career, Berman represented corporations and individuals in internal and government investigations, and was a senior counsel in the Enforcement Division of the Securities & Exchange Commission.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College, and holds a Juris Doctorate degree from New York University Law School.


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