He is joining the BRE this month as chief scientist and engineer
BRE chief executive Peter Bonfield said: “Jeremy has a wealth of expertise and knowledge in the research and policy fields that we plan to draw on. He has extensive connections to academia, industry and government which will help us steer a more collaborative approach to our programme so we can drive positive change in the built environment on a global scale – that is BRE’s mission.”
Professor Jeremy Watson CBE FREng CEng DPhil FIET FICE was until November 2012 the chief scientific advisor for the Department of Communities & Local Government (DCLG).
Prof Watson described the BRE as “a highly esteemed organisation with great assets in people, knowledge and market position”.
He added: “I am very keen to catalyse this potential to grow economic and social value in new and existing areas of business.”