At its AGM earlier this week, Build UK appointed Julie White, Managing Director of D‐Drill and a member of the Drilling and Sawing Association (DSA), as the new Chair of Build UK. Having grown up in the industry, in the family business which she now owns, Julie is a passionate champion for construction, making regular visits to Downing Street as a member of the former Prime Minister’s Business Council and sharing her views in the national and trade media.

Commenting on her new role, Julie said:

“I’m absolutely delighted to be appointed as Chair of Build UK for the next two years. Having been on the Board since its inception in 2015, I truly believe in the value of having the whole supply chain around the table to develop solutions and provide a strong collective voice for the sector. I can’t wait to get started and use my time and energy to make a difference for this fantastic industry of ours.”

Julie succeeds Paul Cossell who led Build UK since January 2022, overseeing an increase in membership whilst responding to a range of challenges, including the end of COVID‐19 restrictions, record inflation, and the introduction of the new building safety regime.