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Guy Hammersley

Executive Director of BRE and BRE Group Director for BIM

Guy is an Executive Director of BRE with a lifetime of practical experience in the construction industry, a thirst for innovation and a passion to deliver BRE’s mission of “Building a Better World Together.”

From 2016 Guy has taken on the role of BRE Group Director for BIM, where he is accountable for BRE’s business activities supporting the successful adoption of BIM across the construction industry and ensuring that BRE is a centre of excellence at the cutting edge of future developments. Guy sits on the board of BuildingSMART UK & Ireland.

Guy is also the BRE Director for The Green Triangle www.thegreentriangle.org helping to drive enterprise and economic growth in green technologies. Within this role he is responsible for delivering the vision of an Open Innovation Centre on the BRE Garston site as part of the local Enterprise Zone.

Guy came to BRE in 1998 as Managing Director of Construction Division and he has undertaken a range of key roles helping the business to grow and diversify, joining the BRE Board as an Executive Director in 1999 and becoming Chief Operating Officer of BRE in 2003. In 2007 Guy became CEO of BRE Ventures responsible for bringing together innovators, supply chains and funding streams and leveraging these against BRE’s world class expertise to bring innovations to market. In 2013 Guy’s role expanded and as BRE Group Director for Research & Innovation he was responsible for fostering and directing research and innovation across BRE, which included acting as an 'internal incubator'nurturing new major business initiatives.

Prior to joining BRE Guy worked for 20 years with the John Laing Group starting in 1977 as an Engineering Geologist with Ground Engineering Ltd and then as a Geomaterials specialist with the Laing Technology Group (LTG).  He became a leading expert in the field of concrete durability and aggregates where he was involved in major projects in many countries. Guy went on to become General Manager of LTG Technical Services responsible for a multidisciplinary team of research scientists and construction professionals supporting the parent company on construction projects worldwide.  He was also the Laing Group R&D Manager responsible for a diverse research portfolio ranging from novel construction materials to process improvement, IT and robotics. In 1996 Guy took on the challenge of Associate Dean at the newly created University of Luton to build commercial links with industry in science, technology and design.  In this role he created a diverse and successful programme of collaborations, working mostly in the construction and manufacturing sectors, from multinationals to SMEs.