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British Board of Agrément announces Hardy Giesler as new CEO

The British Board of Agrément, the UK’s leading construction products certification body, has appointed Hardy Giesler as its new CEO.

Giesler brings more than 30 years’ experience to the role, having worked around the globe in a career dedicated to the infrastructure industry. He has a track record of delivering performance transformation and business growth across the public/private sectors and manufacturing/service industries, working for names including London Underground, Energis Communications and IHS Inc. While working for global mining specialist Anglo American, Giesler was a board member of Tarmac Building Products and, as managing director of Tarmac Topblock, initiated a strategic review leading to a £25 million investment programme at the business.

“I am excited about joining the British Board of Agrément as CEO, leading a team of highly skilled and capable people to provide leadership in the construction sector,” said Giesler, who replaces former CEO Claire Curtis-Thomas.

The British Board of Agrément, based in Watford, Hertfordshire, is the UK’s leading construction certification body, offering approval, certification and expert test services to manufacturers of construction products and systems.


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