Members of the Building Regulations Advisory Committee (BRAC) are appointed by the Secretary of State for the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

Members are appointed on an independent voluntary basis to represent particular areas of expertise or experience. They are usually appointed for 2 or 3 years. There is no prescribed minimum or maximum number of members.

You can find out more about BRAC membership in the BRAC members’ handbook’ and BRAC annual reports.


We advertise BRAC membership opportunities on the Public Appointments website.


The current members are:


Neil Cooper – Chief Executive, MLM Group & Director, CIC Approved Inspector Management Board Ltd


Antony Burd – Head of Sector (Construction), British Standards Institution

Peter Caplehorn - Deputy Chief Executive of the Construction Products Association

Emma Clancy - Chief Executive Officer of Certsure LLP and Ascertiva Group

Alan Crane CBE – Construction Industry Advisor and Consultant - 3C’s Construction Consulting Services

Nicholas Cullen – Research and Development Partner, Hoare Lea & Partners

Gavin Dunn – Director of BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method), Buildings Research Establishment

Julia Evans - Chief Executive, Building Services Research & Information Association

Gary Ferrand – Assistant Chief Fire Officer, East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service

Cliff Fudge - Technical Director, H&H UK Ltd

Rachel Smalley – President of the Access Association

Neil Smith – Head of Research and Innovation, National Housebuilding Council

Paul Timmins - Managing Director, Approved Inspector Services Ltd

Stephen Wielebeski – Senior Consultant, Home Builders Federation