Richard Kelly Joins buildingSMART as Operations Director

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BuildingSMART International is delighted to announce that it has appointed Richard Kelly to the new full time role of Operations Director.

Richard comes from Heathrow Airport Ltd. where he has an asset management and process improvement leadership role. He will take up his new post on 9 March 2015. buildingSMART International made significant progress during 2014 in reorganizing its activities to provide the stronger leadership demanded of it around the world as the uptake of open BIM gathers pace.

The creation of a new post of Operations Director represents an important move to strengthen further the leadership capability of buildingSMART International. Richard will focus on the day to day operations of buildingSMART and on developing the Standards Program.

Richard Kelly has a strong client background and deep understanding of the business processes needed to support the full asset management lifecycle. Chief Executive Richard Petrie commented: “I am delighted to welcome Richard to the buildingSMART International team. Raising confidence in our operations is a priority, and I am confident that Richard has the insights and expertise to work effectively within our technical and user communities internationally.”

Richard Petrie commented further: “It is essential to have a strong core team. We will also be reaching out to our Chapters to ensure our leadership remains truly international. With Richard Kelly on board I am looking forward to focusing my own efforts outwardly to grow our membership and help develop our Chapters.”