New CEO appointed at BPCA – Simon Forrester

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The Executive Board of BPCA was pleased to introduce to their members the recently selected and appointed new chief executive officer at the association’s AGM on 18 May.

Simon Forrester is to take on this role officially commencing on 9 August.

For the last five years Simon has been chief executive at the Association of Interior Specialists (AIS) based in Solihull. With 480 contractor and supplier members, it is an association not dissimilar in size to BPCA. He is certainly no stranger to the world of trade associations having had over 15 years experience in strategic-level association management.

Before AIS he worked at the British Association of Conference Destinations and the British Dietetic Association. Prior to this he was employed at the King”s Healthcare NHS Trust.

An MBA graduate from Birmingham City University, Simon also has awards from London South Bank University and the University of Greenwich. He is a member of the Institute of Directors and also the Institute of Association Management.


Simon Forrester As president of BPCA, Martina Flynn introduces
Simon Forrester, the new CEO, to the membership

Commenting on his appointment Simon explained:” There are strong parallels between BPCA and my current association. I am keen to help develop new benefits and services for members, whilst strengthening the reputation of the sector through lobbying and representation.”

A very likeable 43 year old, Simon also said: “I understand the management of associations, but know nothing about pest control – something I am obviously soon to find out about! I’m keen to meet and get to know industry and BPCA members and to find out what makes the industry tick.”

We all wish him well.

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