Chief Executive of BSRIA Julia Evans has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours.
Julia joined BSRIA in 2014 and during her time with them has become one of the most recognised industry figures. She has used her position to passionately raise awareness of and advance a number of
big industry issues such as energy efficiency in the built environment. In particular she has supported engineering and construction as a long term career choice and devotedly promoted the industry as providing great opportunities for women, who currently number only some 13% of the sector’s UK workforce.
Previous to joining BSRIA, Julia was the Chief Executive of the National Federation of Builders, where she campaigned vigorously to improve the conception of the construction industry by setting up and leading Construction Alliance, a grouping made up of key industry organisations.
Julia also has committed roles as a Governor of Leeds College of Building, where she will soon take up the Chairmanship, is a Board member of the UK International Women’s Federation and spent three years as the Chairperson of the Trade Association Forum, promoting best practice for trade associations.
Tom Smith, BSRIA Chairman said ‘The Chairman and Board of BSRIA is delighted with this award and sends many congratulations to Julia and welcomes the profile this gives to building services and to the great careers in building services that are open to all.
Julia said “I am honoured to receive this award which in every way is a reflection on the hard work and efforts of my colleagues at BSRIA and of the wider Built Environment sector’.
BSRIA is a non-profit distributing, member-based association, providing specialist services in construction and building services.