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Above: The presidential team of the Building & Engineering Services Association for 2014/15 (l to r): Jim Marner, president elect; Andy Sneyd, president; Roderick Pettigrew, chief executive; Malcolm Thomson, vice president; and Bruce Bisset, immediate past president.

UK: Andy Sneyd of Crown House Technologies has been elected president of B&ES, the Building & Engineering Services Association, for 2014/15.

A chartered engineer and a CIBSE fellow with a master of science degree in building services engineering, Mr Sneyd has over 25 years’ experience of the sector.

Currently head of design for national contractor Crown House Technologies – a subsidiary of the multi-disciplinary Laing O’Rourke construction group – he manages the design and engineering aspects of mechanical, electrical and plumbing projects worth £300m annually and controls a design budget of more than £20m.

Having worked in engineering consultancy and product manufacturing as well as in contracting, he brings to the B&ES presidency a profound understanding of a range of professional cultures, along with an ability to build and maintain complex stakeholder relationships.

Andy Sneyd also represents the interests of the UK’s major building engineering services contractors on the B&ES Council.

He was elected to the presidency at the annual general meeting of the Association, which was held in London last Thursday.

At the same meeting, Jim Marner of Shepherd Engineering Services became president elect, and Malcolm Thomson of Enigma Environmental Services was elected vice president. Bruce Bisset of Galloway Group will serve during 2014/15 as immediate past president.