Patrick Parsons’ senior mechanical engineer, Gerard Hosford, has recently taken up the role of regional Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Building Service Engineers (CIBSE). Elected at the AGM in April of this year, Gerard will serve a two year term as Chairman in the North East.
The prestigious role involves representing the region on a local and national basis, increasing awareness of the institution’s work in the North East, fundraising and actively encouraging participation and new memberships.
After establishing CIBSE’s Young Engineers Network (YEN) in the region, Gerard also chaired YEN for four years and served on the CIBSE North East Committee 2011-14. When considering Gerard’s involvement and commitment to the CIBSE, it is unsurprising he has become the youngest person to hold the accolade of the North East’s regional Chairman.
Outside of his expected duties, Gerard aims to promote career opportunities in building services engineering and encourage collaboration between other professional groups and organisations during his time as Chairman.