Watkins takes up BRE roleNovember 2013
Dr Miles Watkins has joined BRE to take up the key new position of group business development director. Watkins will lead on formulating commercial strategies for the organisation that will further strengthen its presence in the UK and in its core overseas markets.
A professional environmentalist, Watkins spent 17 years at Aggregate Industries before joining BRE. His final role was as director of sustainable construction, where his responsibilities included marketing, safety, innovation and external and internal communications.
In his new role, his focus will be on enhancing ways of supporting customers, with an emphasis on meeting their needs and adding further value across all services. He will also be helping to grow BRE’s international portfolio by providing high construction growth countries with the tools and support they need to achieve enduring commercial, social and environmental sustainability in the built environment.
Watkins is a founding member of the UK Green Building Council and continues to be an Ambassador. He is also chairman of the Institute of Quarrying and non-executive chairman at Care for the Wild International.
Commenting on the appointment BRE ceo Dr Peter Bonfield said: “Miles brings with him a wealth of knowledge across all areas of the construction supply chain as well as invaluable experience of leading on sustainability work.”
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