Roderick Pettigrew, chief executive of the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) has resigned from his position with immediate effect.
Pettigrew joined the Association 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.
President Andy Sneyd explained that the departure was an entirely amicable one, and took the opportunity to thank Pettigrew for the valuable contribution he had made during his twenty-five year service with the Association – particularly during the last two years when, as chief executive, he had worked closely with the officer team in developing the B&ES vision and strategy.
Whilst the search for a new chief executive is undertaken, interim arrangements have been put in place to ensure that B&ES continues to operate effectively, and to serve the interests of its members.
These arrangements include the formation of a strategic and operational board, which will focus on key issues regarding membership and marketing, the development of the Association’s own skills base and the future of vocational education and training across building engineering services.