BSRIA announces Lisa Ashworth as new chief executive

  • 29th May 2024

BSRIA, the research and information membership body for the built environment, has appointed a new chief executive, Lisa Ashworth, who is tasked with furthering BSRIA’s growth ambitions.

Ashworth joins BSRIA with a wealth of experience in leading technology-based data and information businesses.

With an illustrious career marked by her tenure at organisations such as the Financial Times, PR Newswire, Frost and Sullivan, and Reevoo/Feefo, she brings a successful track record of growing businesses across diverse sectors.

In addition to her extensive operational experience, she has a strong background in setting up and expanding businesses internationally.

Chris Harty, chairman of the BSRIA, said: “Lisa brings a wealth of experience and new energy. Not only has she spent her career in the data, information, and research arena; her strong track record includes scaling commercial operations internationally.

“Her experience makes her an ideal leader for BSRIA as it embarks on its next phase of development.”

Ashworth adds: “I’m excited to join a business that is already so pivotal to the industry it supports, but equally well positioned to grow further in the knowledge, data, and information market.

“Data is a vital raw material for the sustainability agenda of the construction sector and will play a crucial role in closing the performance gap and creating better buildings.

“As the built environment gears toward a greener future, our resources will be foundational for helping organisations achieve their digitisation and decarbonisation goals, creating a practical pathway to net zero and beyond.

“As BSRIA looks ahead to further innovation and expansion, I’m looking forward to working alongside our customer-focused, vibrant teams to advance our research ambitions and drive commercial growth.”

For nearly 70 years, BSRIA has provided registered testing, research, and consultancy services to the construction and building services industry.

And 2025 will see it celebrate its 70th anniversary, commemorating decades of delivering the highest-quality specialist services in construction and building services.


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