Roderick Pettigrew has resigned from the position of chief executive of the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) with immediate effect.
President Andy Sneyd took the opportunity to thank Mr Pettigrew for the valuable contribution he made during his 25 years with the association – particularly during the past two years when, as chief executive, he worked closely with the officer team in developing its vision and strategy.
Mr Sneyd added that interim arrangements were already in place that would ensure B&ES continued to operate effectively – and to serve the interests of its members – while the search for a new chief executive was undertaken.
A lawyer by background, Mr Pettigrew joined the B&ES in 1990 as a commercial and legal adviser, and four years later was appointed head of the commercial and legal department.
He was promoted to the post of deputy chief executive in 2008 and became chief executive in July 2013.
He has also served as a member of the council of the Confederation of British Industry and of the policy board of the United Kingdom Contractors’ Group, and as general secretary (UK) of GCP Europe, the international umbrella body for the HVACR and plumbing industries.
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