A building surveyor with more than 15 years of experience in commercial property has joined RFCA for Wales as Head of Estates.

Mr Ben Horton, who joins the Association from the Red Cross, where he delivered an estate transformation plan, took up the post in early September.

Welcoming him, Colonel Nick Beard, Chief Executive of RFCA for Wales said, “Coming from the Red Cross, Ben brings with him a broad mixture of estate skills that will suit the Association extremely well.

“Although the new build for the Royal Navy Reserve in Cardiff is now complete, Ben’s arrival coincides with a wide range of smaller projects for the reserves and cadets in the region.”

Prior to his post with the Red Cross, Ben was the lead of a remote working building surveying team. He is married, with two young children and in his spare time is a keen sportsman and cook.

“I am really looking forward to the challenges of my new role as Head of Estates,” said Ben.

Ben, and the dedicated Estates and Facilities team, are responsible for more than 400 buildings and 880 assets, ranging from cadet huts to multi-million pound properties. These span the length and breadth of the country and provide reserves and cadets with the venues where they work and train to unlock their true potential. RFCA for Wales is funded to maintain, refurbish and sustain this estate.

 

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