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December 4, 2023

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Philip White to lead Building Safety Regulator in permanent role

Philip White, HSE’s Director of Building Safety (DoBS), will continue in his current role leading the Building Safety Regulator (BSR) on a permanent basis.

Philip White. Credit: Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

Philip has been leading the work to fully establish the BSR in HSE since taking over from Peter Baker in April 2023.

Ahead of the BSR becoming fully operational next year, the permanent appointment will ensure continuity for the programme as well as strong and experienced leadership at a vital stage of developing the new regulatory regime.

As HSE’s DoBS, Philip will continue to perform the duties of the Chief Inspector of buildings working closely with BSR’s statutory industry and resident committees to ensure both industry and residents are heard at the heart of the new regime.

He will keep the programme on course to deliver against agreed timelines and milestones including championing the need for culture change in industry and highlighting the need for collective responsibility to improve building safety.

Philip’s extensive regulatory experience and proven leadership will be vital to the success of the BSR in the coming years, ensuring the strength of HSE continues to be brought to bear in creating an effective regulator that’s fit for purpose for the future.

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