Hywel Davies to retire from CIBSE

Davies is set to retire after 25 years with the institution

CIBSE’s chief technical officer Hywel Davies HonFCIBSE is to leave CIBSE next month after more than 25 years working for the Institution.

He was the technical director from 2007 until September 2023, after 10 years at the BRE and 10 years as an independent consultant. He was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by CIBSE last year – the first to be given to a serving member of staff.  

Hywel headed up the expert group responsible for reviewing the use and structure of Approved Documents following the Grenfell Tower tragedy and advised on CIBSE’s Covid-19 pandemic response. He is a former chair of the Building Regulations Advisory Committee and member of the Health and Safety Executive’s Building Advisory Committee, where he will continue to serve as a member. 

CIBSE appointed Anastasia Mylona as technical director in September. Chief executive Ruth Carter said: ‘I am confident the foundations Hywel has created and the world-class output that he has led will remain strong.’