The Building Research Establishment (BRE) has appointed Eloise Francis as its director of innovation.
In her new role, Eloise will be responsible for driving innovation, research and technical excellence at BRE.
Eloise Francis joins BRE from Legal & General Capital, where she had been head of operational risk for the past three years.
Her previous career has been spent in health & safety in the construction and property sector, and more recently, enterprise risk and sustainability.
Before Legal & General she worked for Royal Mail for a couple of years in risk & compliance and for Mace (as head of health and safety consultancy) for 18 months and Capita Symonds for 12 years.
Speaking about her appointment, Eloise commented: “I am incredibly excited to be joining BRE and to be contributing to the important work the organisation is leading on, particularly when it comes to decarbonising and improving the safety of the built environment.
“I am looking forward to playing a leading role in demonstrating how BRE can contribute to what is a crucial time for many areas of construction and the built environment.”
Phil Wilbraham, BRE Trust Chair, added: “I am thrilled to welcome Eloise to the BRE team. With her extensive industry experience, we look forward to her invaluable contributions as she helps to drive innovation forward at BRE.
“Innovative solutions in the built environment have never been more crucial, with the many external pressures facing developers and consumers today and with pace towards transitioning to net zero quickening.
“With Eloise on the team, I am confident that our responsible leadership on a range of issues will be strengthened even further.”
Main image: Eloise Francis
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