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Julia Evans OBE, Chief Executive, BSRIA

Julia took up the role as CE BSRIA in May 2014 and is involved in the development of BSRIA’s future growth and prosperity. Prior to her role at BSRIA, Julia was the CE of the National Federation of Builders.

During her time at the NFB, Julia has worked to secure more favourable conditions for members in a number of areas including public sector procurement, utilities, access to finance, health and safety, training and innovation.

She has also forged close links and partnerships across industry and was the founder of the Construction Alliance. Julia has also maintained a high public profile as a leading spokesperson and commentator on the industry, the economy and Government affairs in the UK and Europe.

Krystyna Dawson, Commercial Director, BSRIA

Krystyna Dawson, Commercial Director, BSRIA,

Krystyna is in charge of promotion, marketing and global commercial relationships with BSRIA clients. 

Prior to joining BSRIA Krystyna has worked as Regional Managing Director for Eastern Europe at Harlequin Enterprises (Torstar Corporation) and as Publishing Director at Gruner & Jahr Verlag (Bertelsmann Media).

Krystyna holds MA at Roman Philology from Jagiellonen University (Krakow/Poland) and speaks fluent French, German, English and Polish.

She has completed a post graduate study on International Trade and Business at the Economy University in Vienna/Austria.

Nigel Beswick, Finance Director, BSRIA Limited

Nigel is a qualified accountant with additional knowledge of commercial contracts.
 He previously worked for Mitie Group as Commercial Director and was a trustee of the pension scheme for 10 years and sat on a Community’s finance and risk committee.
 Prior to this, Nigel worked for Serco as Finance Director and throughout his career has gained experience within the facilities management, engineering and energy‐from‐waste sectors. 

Nigel is the Finance Director of BSRIA Limited joining in July 2019.  He was appointed Acting Company Secretary of BSRIA Limited on 1 January 2020.

 Outside of work he spends time with his family, goes for walks, enjoys the cinema and travels.

Tom Smith BSc (Hons), MBA, CEng MIMechE, Global Director, Property and Buildings, WSP - BSRIA Chairman

Tom Smith has been with WSP since 1994 and has held a number of senior business leadership positions with its UK, Middle East and India regions as well as being closely associated with many of WSP's flagship projects and strategic clients

Since 2010 Tom has focused his efforts on WSP's global agenda and has been instrumental in developing its global culture, connectivity and services. He has worked throughout the Group with regional management to develop global initiatives focused on market sectors, global clients and major project bids. In 2013 Tom joined the Company’s Executive Team, and in January 2014 he was appointed Global Director, Property and Buildings, to focus on achieving WSP's strategic goal of being recognised as the leading Property and Buildings consultancy by 2015.

Tom’s involvement with BSRIA started in 2002 when he joined Council and in 2005 he was asked to join the Board and between 2007 and 2009 was our Chairman. As a building services engineer Tom is passionate about the work BSRIA does and very proud that BSRIA is viewed as the ‘go-to’ industry expert.


Tony Fleming, Technical and Operations Director, Condair plc

Condair plc (formerly JS Humidifiers) are part of the Condair Group, a global manufacturer of commercial and industrial humidification systems. Tony has over 20 years experience in building services & end user applications, systems engineering and manufacturing of products. He is a graduate Mechanical Engineer, also with post graduate studies in management. Originally joining JS Humidifiers in 1995, Tony was appointed as Technical Director In 2005, with responsibility for the commercial engineering and technical leadership of the business. Tony is an active member of the Condair global management team, with particular focus on business strategy, global service and product development. Tony was appointed as a Non-Executive Director with BSRIA in 2010, is also a Fellow of the IMECHE and sits on the University of Portsmouth Industry Liaison Board.


Alasdair Donn - Head of Building Performance, Willmott Dixon Group - BSRIA Non-Executive Director

Alasdair joined Willmott Dixon’s Group Sustainability team in early 2007 as Principal Consultant, and now, as Head of Building Performance, manages the team responsible for all support to our construction businesses on building/energy performance on projects across all sectors. 

Willmott Dixon devotes its own internal resources to study how its projects perform in use, and Alasdair has been involved in multiple technical assessment projects, POE studies, and process improvement initiatives in the area of building and home energy performance. 

Alasdair is a Non-Executive Director of BSRIA, a member of their Soft Landings Technical Network, and is a member of the CIBSE ‘Homes for the Future’ group.


Tina Pringle - Director of Information, NBS

Tina Pringle joined NBS – a global leading technology platform for the  built environment  in 2014 where she is Director of Technical Information. She is responsible for technical information  on a global scale, with a focus on the definition, alignment and delivery of information and structured data for digital construction and the  built environment. 

After qualifying in International Business and Information Technology, Tina started her career in project management with focus on the design and development aspect of construction.  Since then she has gained over 25 years’ experience in construction, built environment consultancy, master planning, through to major capital project development and asset management.  Tina now focuses on the digital dimension of the built environment – working with platforms, products and customers  to deliver the digital construction information and data requirements of the future.

As well as being a  global technical information specialist for the digital construction, Tina is also a  member of  several built environment industry panels and working groups. She is also a passionate promoter and mentor in  STEM subjects with schools,  highlighting  opportunities that the technology and construction industries offer to young people.


Chris Harty, Head of the School of the Built Environment, University of Reading

Chris Harty is Professor of Technology and Organisation, Head of the School of the Built Environment at the University of Reading. 

He has been the Director of two EPSRC Centres and since 2010 Principal Investigator / Lead Academic on over £3.5 million of research funding. He has authored over 50 referred papers, was an Editor of Construction Management and Economics between 2012 and 2017 and is a reviewer for over 30 journals in areas of built environment, organisation and technology management. He is currently a visiting professor at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, and was previously visiting professor at Copenhagen Business School in Denmark. 

Chris has internationally recognised expertise in understanding cultural and strategic change in organisations, implementation of new technologies and working practices, future scenario development and the connection between physical space and working practices.


James Clarke - Finance Director, UK & Ireland, Wincanton plc

James joined Wincanton, the largest 3rd Party Logistic provider in the UK, in 2017 and has held a number of roles including Group Financial Controller and Finance Transformation Director before moving into his current role from March 2020. 

He trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen with whom he spent 7 years including working abroad for 18 months. Upon returning to the UK he joined the facilities management company, Mitie, where he enjoyed 14 years in a number of Group and Operational roles; the last 6 of which was spent as the Finance and Commercial Director of their Technical Facilities Management and Engineering division where he gained significant experience of the built environment.

As part of James's non-executive role he also sits on the Accounts Review Committee for BSRIA where he advises on the financial accounting and audit matters of the organisation.



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