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Bill Porteous Resignation


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March 24, 2003


Bill Porteous Resignation


BIA chairman Barry Brown announced today the resignation of Bill Porteous as chief executive.

He will be retained in a special role within the BIA as chief policy advisor, Mr Brown said.

“Dr Porteous has been under considerable personal pressure in recent months including a number of unwarranted attacks. He feels this is the best course of action for him personally and for the organisation.

“Dr Porteous has made a considerable contribution to the building industry in the five years he has held the position of chief executive.”

“He has considerable technical expertise and institutional knowledge that we want to retain, particularly as we work with other government agencies and the industry in implementing significant change to the building control system.”

Mr Brown said the Authority had appointed Richard Martin as acting chief executive.

Mr Martin is a qualified structural engineer and has held a number of senior public sector roles. He has been working within the BIA for a number of weeks already, leading a team tasked with implementing the recommendations of the Hunn report.

ENDS


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