New chief for CIRIA
The Construction Industry Research & Information Association (CIRIA) has appointed Dirk Vennix as its new chief executive.
Dirk Vennix succeeds Bill Healy, chief executive since 2006, who continues to support CIRIA’s work across Buildoffsite and BIM.
Dutch by birth, Mr Vennix joins CIRIA after a year with the Confederation of Timber Industries, which he helped to establish last year.
Before that he lobbied for big tobacco and gambling as director of communications at the Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association and subsequently chief executive of the Association of British Bookmakers. Earlier in his career he spent 10 years in Centrica’s corporate affairs department.
Mr Vennix said of his new job: "I am honoured and excited to be leading CIRIA. Good practice, knowledge sharing and performance improvement are the key to any organisation and industry’s success and CIRIA leads the way on these fronts. Bridging relationships with academia, clients, contractors, consultants, regulators and suppliers, CIRIA offers a unique platform for collaboration. I am looking forward to working with our members and other key stakeholders to champion performance improvement even further across construction and the built environment.”
CIRIA chairman John Connaughton, Reading University professor of sustainable systems in the built environment, said: “It’s an exciting time for CIRIA, and the board and I are looking forward to working with Dirk to help build on CIRIA’s achievements, both for our members and the wider industry. Dirk’s considerable track-record in delivering value for members and bringing industry together, along with his energy and enthusiasm, make him well-placed to ensure CIRIA’s continued success.”
- Click here to return to the previous page
- Subscribe to our free construction newsletters
- Buy & Sell Construction Plant Machinery online with TCiTrader.co.uk. Find new, used & reconditioned Construction Equipment. Click here to view Construction Equipment Classifieds.
Download our free construction news iPhone / iPad app. Sign up to our FREE email newsletters or subscribe to our RSS feed for regular updates on the latest Construction News, Plant News, Contract News & Supplier News. The Construction Index also provides the latest Construction Tenders, Construction Market Data & Construction Law Commentary all FREE.
This article was published on 31 Aug 2016 (last updated on 31 Aug 2016).