BDA's Simon Hay.

Hay is BDA's new CEO

Published:  04 March, 2011

LONDON: The Brick Development Association (BDA) has appointed Simon Hay as its chief executive officer, following the retirement of Michael Driver at the end of February.

A qualified architect, Mr Hay joins from Ibstock Brick where he was an architectural technical advisor with a wide knowledge of manufacturing and design. He has worked at the forefront of modern brick development and technical advances for several years advising major architects and contractors in London and the South East.

With a wealth of experience extending over 30 years in both the private and public sectors, Mr Hay’s broad manufacturing background has extended to the development of several current building industry leading products including, cladding and railing systems, leading interlocking slate systems and unitised prefabricated buildings.

Mr Hay is a believer in sustainable construction. He also believes that sustainable construction must be allied with good design.

Alan Baxter, chairman of the BDA commented: “We are excited to welcome Simon Hay. i He is from a similar discipline to outgoing chief executive officer, Michael Driver, and will be in a strong position to further develop the good work Michael started.”

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