Richard Beresford will join the National Federation of Builders as CEO in June.
New CEO for the National Federation of Builders
Published: 02 April, 2014
The National Federation of Builders (NFB) has appointed a new chief executive, Richard Beresford, who will start his role at the Federation on 16 June, 2014.
Mr Beresford is currently head of international division at the British Medical Association, and brings a wealth of experience in leadership, representation and commercial activities.
Commenting on his appointment Mr Beresford said: “I am proud and honoured to be joining the NFB as its chief executive. There is a huge legacy to continue and build upon, as left by the outgoing chief executive Julia Evans, and I am looking forward to the challenge of ensuring that the NFB furthers its reputation as the voice of the construction industry.”
He continued: “2014 will see the Federation embark upon a programme of growth and expansion in the next phase of its development. It will continue to champion more favourable conditions for our members, in vital areas such as public sector procurement, utilities, access to finance, health and safety, training and innovation.
“We are currently leading in delivering the procurement and access to finance work stream in the government’s industrial strategy for growth, Construction 2025. It is my intention to continue to forge close links and partnerships across industry, working closely with members.
“It is also important to maintain a high public profile for the NFB as a policy influencer and leading commentator on the industry, the economy and government affairs in the UK and Europe. I aim to ensure that our members’ voice is heard at both a local and national level, and I am very much looking forward to working with the staff and members of the NFB to make this happen.”