Director Technical and Environmental Affairs at FIEC, the European Construction Industry Federation
Susan (Sue) Arundale was born in the United Kingdom and holds dual British and Belgian nationality. She has lived and worked in Belgium for 12 years and has worked in EU affairs for more than 20 years. As well as her native English, she also speaks fluent French. Her education includes a Master’s Degree in Leading Innovation and Change, from York St. John University and a postgraduate certificate in EU Law, validated by Nottingham Trent University. She is also a qualified teacher of English as a foreign language. Experienced in both the public and private sectors, with a wide and varied career, she is currently responsible for Technical and Environmental Affairs at the European Construction Industry Federation. This work covers three main areas:
- Regulation and standardisation (main focus on the Construction Products Regulation)
- Construction research, development and innovation (current main focus Construction 4.0 and BIM)
- Environmental affairs in construction (energy efficiency in buildings, circular economy, climate change etc.)
Sue was recently appointed as President Elect of the European Council for Construction Research, Development and Innovation (ECCREDI). She will start her term of office in November 2017.