The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has appointed Ruth Carter as its chief executive officer.
Carter has a background in developing international organisations, having worked in and around the construction industry for much of her career. She takes over the role at the organisation’s AGM on 6 May, succeeding Stephen Matthews, who retires after 15 years in the post.
Carter said that she sees many synergies between her experience of multi-channel information provision and the opportunities now open to the organisation.
“CIBSE is right at the forefront of so many issues that are finally being recognised as the most significant for every one of us,’ said. “Whether it’s climate change, sustainability, technology or designing and constructing the built environment of the future, CIBSE engineers will continue to play a pivotal role. There could not be a more exciting time to be joining this august and respected institution.”
She was chosen for her track record in creating flourishing collegiate communities within publishing and exhibitions which, said CIBSE, points to the opportunity for supporting a strong sense of identity across the organisation’s diverse international membership. It added that she has succeeded in using modern technical solutions to overcome challenges in communication and inclusivity inherent in such a community.
CIBSE president Stuart MacPherson said: “We look forward to Ruth supporting delivery of the CIBSE five-year strategy with a continued focus on building performance, including building safety, climate change and net-zero carbon.
“Ruth brings extensive experience in managing complex organisations and achieving commercial ambitions. She has a particular understanding of publications and events management and the multi-mode delivery of these that will be so important in the future to serving our members and our wider community of stakeholders.”