David Frise is to leave FIS after seven years as its chief executive to take up a new role as chief executive of BESA, the Building Engineering Services Association.

FIS president Andrew Smith said: “We will be sorry to see David leave. He has developed FIS into a leading trade body in the industry, growing the membership through the merger of the AIS and FPDC and promoting the sector by helping to improve technical standards and the skills base.

“The FIS board will now start the search for a successor. David will remain at FIS in a part-time role until the new person is selected.”

On the announcement, Mr Frise said: “I have really enjoyed every minute of my time at FIS and have met great people, made real friends and, I hope, helped to make a difference.

“The organisation is in good hands with a clear strategy from a knowledgeable board and dedicated staff. FIS will, I’m sure, go from strength to strength.”

Mr Frise has been combining the roles of head of sustainability at BESA and chief executive of FIS for seven years.