SummitSkills, the Sector Skills Council for the Building Services Engineering (BSE) sector, has appointed Nigel Hollett as the new Head of Environmental Technologies.
Nigel has moved into his new role from Utility Partnership Ltd (UPL), where he was involved in setting up and developing a new sustainability and renewable energy division.
Nigel has experience in a variety of work involving the practical implementation of new low carbon technologies on new and existing buildings, including recent work with Welsh Health Estates to raise understanding of Feed in Tariffs and forthcoming Renewable Heat Incentive funding mechanisms.
In 2008 Nigel was invited to be a member of the Welsh Assembly commissioned Built Environment and Climate Change working group, co-ordinated by the Sustainable Development Commission and the Design Commission for Wales. Nigel also played a key role in the development of a new set of sustainability guidelines for smaller development sites, funded by the East Midlands Development Agenda.
Nigel will be leading the green agenda for the BSE sector, engaging stakeholders and enhancing SummitSkills’ profile in this area. Setting occupational standards, developing qualifications and ensuring competency of those working with environmental technologies will be key to Nigel’s role, as well as influencing policy at the highest level.
Keith Marshall OBE, Chief Executive of SummitSkills says: “I would like to welcome Nigel to the SummitSkills team. Environmental skills and technologies are increasingly becoming important within the sector and Nigel’s experience in sustainable technologies will be highly beneficial.
“Nigel’s placement comes at a time when we are developing the National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies which will transform the way the sector plans, develops and delivers renewable and environmental technology skills.”