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Driscoll leaves BESA to join ECA

UK: Rob Driscoll, legal and commercial director at the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), has left the company to join the Electrical Contractors’ Association.

Driscoll joins the ECA as deputy director in the business policy and practice department, which covers ECA’s legal and commercial representation and services. The two associations share the same building in London’s St Katharine’s Dock.

He joined BESA, then known as the HVCA, in 2003 as commercial and legal adviser, becoming legal and commercial director in 2012. In that role he looked after legal and commercial, in-house legal, employment affairs and public affairs/policy.

The ECA represents electrical, electrotechnical and other engineering contractors in England, Wales and Northern Ireland at regional, national and European level.

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