Bob Ledsome is Deputy Director, head of the Technical Policy Division of the Building Safety Portfolio at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government in May 2011. The team is responsible for oversight of the technical requirements in the Building Regulations and Approved Documents guidance, with a particular focus on taking forward work to restructure and improve the guidance as recommended by Dame Judith Hackitt’s report into Building Regulations and fire safety.
Bob has been with the Department for Communities and Local Government and its predecessor departments since 2002. He led the team which took the 2004 Planning Act through Parliament. He has worked on European funding programmes and climate change and sustainable development.
Before joining DCLG, Bob spent over 12 years working with the Health and Safety.