Mr Garrigan joined BSRIA in 2007 as a test engineer and has gained broad experience in the sector, becoming business manager for the BSRIA Test House in 2015. He maintains a distinguished profile in the sector and is well known for his expertise in the UK and Overseas.
Mr Smith said: 'BSRIA is delighted with Tom’s appointment and looks forward to his continued prominence and impact on the sector.'
Julia Evans, BSRIA chief executive, said: 'Tom will be a welcome member of the team and brings with him not only innate professionalism and knowledge but also insightful views of BSRIA’s future.'
Mr Garrigan said: 'I am honoured to take on this important role for BSRIA and for the sector. I look forward to taking BSRIA forward into the forthcoming challenges presented by its strategic agenda.'