At CIBSE Head Office, there have been changes to some of the senior roles in the team as we strengthen our Technical Department to reflect the increased breadth and activity in that area.
Dr Hywel Davies moved into the role of Chief Technical Officer last year with a remit to increase the focus on policy, government and external relations. We have therefore been searching for a new Technical Director to lead CIBSE’s Technical Department and manage the team to deliver on the day-to-day responsibilities that entails.
Having carried out an extensive search with a number of highly talented and experienced individuals, the process highlighted to us that we already had exceptional technical expertise in-house, with Dr Anastasia Mylona. Having led CIBSE’s knowledge and research activities for the last half a decade, she brings a wealth of experience, thought leadership and vision to this role.
Melissa Drayton has been appointed as CIBSE’s new Marketing and Communications Director. Melissa joins us from RICS, where she was their Global Head of Marketing and so brings extensive knowledge of integrating marketing with communications across both commercial and membership growth.
Melissa’s strength as a senior global leader will allow us to build upon our existing marketing and communications capability to support the growing range of global activities that CIBSE is undertaking. She has a clear mandate not only on membership engagement and growth but also on increasing CIBSE’s voice on the world stage.