CABE Technical Director becomes new Chief Executive

Richard Harral, new CABE Chief Executive

Richard Harral, former Technical Director at CABE, has been formally announced as its new Chief Executive.

"We are delighted to announce that Richard Harral will be taking the helm as Chief
Executive as CABE moves forward with its strategy to support members and
professionals to deliver a more competent construction industry," CABE said in a statement.

Richard Harral FCABE has been with CABE since 2018. Joining as Technical
Director, Richard worked closely with former CEO Dr Gavin Dunn, playing a major
part in the Association’s transformation which saw CABE widen its membership
base and become an Engineering Council licensed professional engineering
institution.

As Technical Director, Richard co-authored BSI Flex 8670: Built Environment.
Core criteria for building safety in competence framework. Code of practice
and
led on drafting a cross-industry report on the Future Regulation of Building Control.

This report became the starting point for the Building Safety Regulator’s (BSR)
consideration of how to introduce the registration of Building Inspectors.

Richard was also instrumental in the establishing a route for Building Inspectors to
prove their competence, a route that gives successful applicants the required
evidence to register with the BSR – CABE remains the only professional body to
offer a building inspector competence assessment scheme.

Along with his previous background as a chartered architect and his work as a
policy official for the Building Regulations Division of MHCLG, Richard has an in-
depth understanding of the challenges and needs of professionals and the
industry.

Commenting on his appointment, Richard said: "I am excited to have this
opportunity to lead in delivering the next chapter of the Association’s history, with a
strategy that helps support members as they adapt to changing technology,
regulations and expectations.

"Throughout CABE’s history, collaboration and knowledge-sharing have been at the cornerstones of the Association and we will continue to deliver this. By supporting members and collaborating with fellow professionals, we can help the construction industry to raise standards and deliver a safe, sustainable and inclusive built environment."
 

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