Philip White to lead Building Safety Regulator in permanent role

Philip White, HSE’s Director of Building Safety (DoBS), will continue in his current role leading the Building Safety Regulator (BSR) on a permanent basis.

Philip White, HSE’s Director of Building Safety

Philip has been leading the work to fully establish the BSR in HSE since taking over from Peter Baker in April 2023.

Ahead of the BSR becoming fully operational next year, the permanent appointment will ensure continuity for the programme as well as strong and experienced leadership at a vital stage of developing the new regulatory regime.

As HSE’s DoBS, Philip White will continue to perform the duties of the Chief Inspector of Buildings.

As a result of this role, he’ll work closely with BSR’s statutory industry and resident committees to promote the voices of the industry and residents at the heart of the new regime.

He will keep the programme on course to deliver against agreed timelines and milestones.

This includes championing the need for culture change in industry and highlighting the need for collective responsibility to improve building safety.