UK: Robert (Rab) Fletcher has been elected to serve as president of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) for 2022/23.
Fletcher, who is mechanical services team manager at Fife Council Building Services, succeeds Neil Brackenridge.
A passionate advocate of training and apprenticeships, and a former chairman of BESA Scotland, Fletcher was one of the founders of the BESA Local Authority Forum, which he continues to chair. This brings together representatives from every local council in Scotland to address key industry topics and find solutions to common problems. It attracts more than 500 attendees every year.
He has been working for the £130m turnover building services division of Fife Council for 25 years having started in a plumbing role before progressing through the ranks to supervisor and co-ordinator. He was promoted to team manager in 2012.