BESCA Scheme Board

The BESCA Schemes Board is an independent impartial body set up to monitor and protect the certification activities of BESCA.

The Schemes Board members have been selected for their expertise and wealth of industry knowledge as well as their position in bodies associated with the building and engineering services industry and related sectors. Comprised of representatives from the trade associations, professional and regulatory bodies, and contracting companies, the Schemes Board members have been chosen to ensure that no single interest group can influence decisions.

The Schemes Board has been established to scrutinise and advise on BESCA’s activities to ensure:

  • that certification activities are carried out in an unbiased way that safeguards the schemes’ impartiality and integrity;
  • the development and implementation of technical, financial, commercial and certification policies;
  • that BESCA is advised by an impartial forum on all aspects of best practice relating to certification, assessment and registration;
  • that BESCA is supported by personnel with the appropriate skills and depth of knowledge to carry out the evaluations, certifications and registration activities.

The Schemes Board operates within the guidelines of an agreed documented Terms of Reference and Confidentiality Agreement, reviewed annually and submitted to DCLG for record.

The Schemes Board is supported by two advisory committees designed to present an additional layer of impartiality and independence.

Support

The Complaints and Appeals Panel

The Complaints and Appeals Panel is made up of volunteers from the Schemes Board and meets when a complaint cannot be resolved in-house by the BESCA Management Team.

BESCA will issue copies of any complaint that is presented to the Complaints and Appeals Panel to the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) along with the complaint outcome.

Details of the Complaints and Appeals process may be found in the scheme documentation – Terms of Registration and the Scheme Handbook - and also here.

The Technical Standards Working Group

The Technical Standards Working Group is comprised of Schemes Board members, selected for their expertise and technical knowledge. The Technical Standards Working Group meets to review and ratify the Business, Commercial and Technical schedules and standards to which BESCA operates.


The BESCA Management Team

BESCA’s Management Team is made up of the Head of the Certification Body, the Registration Schemes Manager, the Schemes Manager, and the Technical Manager. Acting along with BESCA’s dedicated administration team, the Management Team undertake all necessary administration, audit and review work, to supply members with the necessary services to support their activities. The Management Team reports directly to the Schemes Board.


BESCA Schemes Board Members 2014-2015


Name
Professor Andrew Geens (BESCA Schemes Board Chairman)
Company
CIBSE
Previous Companies
Director of CEREA (2008 – 2011)
University of Glamorgan (1990 – 2008)
About
Andrew is the Head of Certification at CIBSE Certification, and is a Chartered Engineer with over 20 years of experience in research, consultancy and teaching, with an emphasis on indoor air quality and energy performance of buildings. Andrew is a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Building Service Engineers, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is a Member of the Chartered Management Institute. Andrew maintains an interest in education as an Associate Academic at Cardiff Metropolitan University, where he is on the supervision teams of four PhD students.
BESCA Committee
Technical Standards Working Group

Name
Graham Wright
Company
Daikin UK
Previous Companies
Carrier Air Conditioning (2000 – 2004)
Sanyo Air Conditioners (2004 – 2011)
About
Graham is responsible for reviewing current and pending EU and UK legislation appertaining to the heating air conditioning sector, specifically in Part L, BREEAM, and EN standards complete with the associated legal requirements within the industry. Graham attends and runs industry meetings with FETA, Heat Pump Association, BEMA, and HHIC. Graham also Chairs on the AC Technical Committee and is the Vice President elect of HEVAC.
BESCA Committee
Technical Standards Working Group

Name
Geoff Prudence
Company
Chairman CIBSE FM Group
Previous Companies
ECC (2003 – 2010)
NatWest/RBS (2001 – 2003)
British Rail Board (1973 – 1989)
About
Geoff is a Chartered Building Services Engineer and member of various advisory panels and working groups specialising in property, FM, building services, and has achieved successful experience in business transformation, large property portfolios, critical infrastructure, data centres and training/resourcing to improve industry practice. As well as specialising in building service maintenance strategy and standards, he has qualifications and wide experience in adult learning, coaching and leadership mentoring, actively developing FM, and building services industry through universities, training courses and other forums at a senior level.

Name
John Smith
Company
Cool Heat Services Limited
Previous Companies
Cool Heat Services Limited (2001 – Present)
About
John is the Managing Director of Cool Heat Services Limited with years of industry experience in air conditioning and energy assessment. John is a member of BESCA, ACRIB and IOR.
BESCA Committee
Technical Standards Working Group (Chair)

Name
Adam Heely
Company
Building Control Manager Aylesbury Vale District Council
Previous Companies
Aylesbury Vale District Council (1988 – present)
Royal Borough of Kingston-on-Thames (1986 – 1988)
About
Adam has many years of industry experience in Building Control and has qualifications in Building Studies, Industrial Management as well as Building Control. Adam has also been involved in the stakeholder groups looking at Part F 2006 with the Department of Communities and Local Government and Faber Maunsell (now AECOM). Adam actively worked with the Zero Carbon Hub helping to shape future policy and regularly takes part in the consultations on future changes to Building Regulations and on changes to the Building Control system. Adam is a member of a BRE group looking at fire resistance of structurally insulted panel systems, and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Name
Andrew Saville
Company
Armville Consultancy
Previous Companies
Bank of England, as Technical Support Manager in the Property Services & Security Division and previously with Haden Young.
About
Andrew is an independent property consultant and an experienced manager who has specialist knowledge of building services, facilities management and health and safety. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers and was joint author of the Component Life Manual published by Blackwell Science. In the last fifteen years, as an independent consultant, Andrew’s assignments have included BESA member audits, employed by BM Trada, and working for BSRIA, the inspection of building services at RAF Menwith Hill in Yorkshire and at the Barbican Centre in London. He has carried out asset surveys with maintenance review in the Devonport Dockyard, for the UBS Bank in London, for the London International Stock Exchange and Essex County Council. He is a member of the CIBSE Maintenance Task Group, is mentor for the CIBSE Young Engineers’ Network and has a seat on CIBSE Council.