Steve Hallam has been appointed to the new role of chief operating officer (COO) for the National Pest Technician’s Association (NPTA). He took up this new full-time position with effect from 1 May 2019, marking a new chapter for the NPTA.
For over 25 years ago, NPTA has relied almost exclusively on the work of volunteers who have juggled the demands of running a growing trade association alongside their day jobs. With the departure of the office manager towards the end of last year and with long-time CEO, John Davison, looking to retire, the Board took the opportunity to review the Association as a whole to determine what was needed for the next chapter in its development.
Taking more of a back seat,
The new ful-time chief operating officer, Steve Hallam
Last year NPTA appointed John Hope as a field-based technical manager and many members have already benefitted from his tremendous knowledge and grounded thinking. The appointment of Steve Hallam, who is both experienced in pest control and in running an office, will strengthen further the Association’s presence both internally and externally.
Steve has been a volunteer member of the NPTA management board for several years, fitting that role alongside his day job as manager of the pest control department at Nottingham City Council. He now joins the NPTA as full-time COO responsible for all staff and reporting directly to the board. He will continue to be a member of the management board. With nearly 25 years in pest control, from technician to management, Steve is ideally placed to take the Association to the next level of support for members.
Retiring CEO John Davison said “I feel the Association has come a long way from its very humble beginnings and is now in a good position to deliver a robust service to our ever increasing membership. It was important to me that I handed over to someone with hands-on pest control experience who understands our industry.
“I can now look forward to taking it a bit easier – or as easy as my wife allows – knowing that the Association is in excellent hands for the foreseeable future.”