It is with great sadness that BSRIA records the death of Bill Wright, who died recently surrounded by his family, after a long battle with cancer.
Bill was a champion for the electrical, energy and sustainability sectors. Much of his career was spent in retail where he worked for the John Lewis group for many years in a number of increasingly senior role and such was his impact that in 2008 he steered the John Lewis partnership to the achievement of the Rosenblatt renewable energy award.
He started his journey into the world of energy with an engineering degree at Cambridge and always saw the importance of education and training as key to effectiveness of his profession. This was demonstrated over many years by his long standing commitment to a large number of industry groups and associations. These included his serving among with many other commitments as a non-executive Director of Summit Skills, as the Chairman of the Electrical Safety Council and as a Trustee of the Gas Safety Trust. He was also well known for the support he gave to rising engineers taking great pleasure from their achievements and progression.
Bill was determined to bring people and organisations together for the benefit of the industry. His long standing role with the Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) and long standing association with the Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA) are well known. Along with his energy, enthusiasm and respect within the industry.
In recent years, Bill was the driving force behind many joint ECA and BSRIA events – and often the keynote speaker: sharing his vast expertise with a keen audience.
He will be so sadly missed and the thoughts of BSRIA go to his wife Stephanie and their family.