New chairman for BRE Trust.(PEOPLE PROFILE)

Sir Neville Simms FREng, until recently the chairman of Carillion plc, has been appointed by the Council of the BRE Trust as its new chairman. He takes up this position from Hugh Try CBE, who has held the post since 1999.

The BRE Trust works to ensure that the earnings from the companies it owns--which include BRE--deliver against its mission to champion excellence and innovation in the built environment for the benefit of all.

Sir Neville is also the chairman of International Power plc and heads the government's Sustainable Procurement Task Force. On taking up this new appointment he said: "I am pleased to be invited to lead the Trust at a time when achieving a built environment that is well designed, efficient and sustainable is so high on everyone's agenda. …

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