Prof Bill Hewlett
Prof Hewlett joined the BBA as Technical Director where his role will involve providing technical direction for the BBA, growing its scope and influence with external stakeholders and building on its track record of bringing innovations to market while delivering high levels of customer service and a culture of technical excellence and continuous improvement. His experience will also be vital in further developing the BBA’s wish to support a joined-up, connected supply chain. Prof Hewlett’s career was developed in operational and design office roles before moving into business and industry leadership, with in-depth experience gained working across the highways, rail, waste, marine, petrochem and building sectors. He has particular expertise in corporate technical assurance and construction method design. Previous positions have been with Laing O’Rourke Group as Group Chief Engineer and, more recently, as Group Technical Director for Costain. He has also held additional roles, including Vice President of the Institution of Civil Engineers, founder and Chair of the Temporary Works Forum, non-executive Director of Thomas Telford, independent member of the Lloyds Register Foundation Discovering Safety Programme Board, Trustee of the Engineering Council and Chair of the Standing Committee on Structural Safety.