05 January 2018

New CEO for BPCA

o The British Pest Control Association is proud to announce that Ian Andrew has been appointed as its new Chief Executive, effective 1 February.

Ian Andrew

Ian Andrew is an association professional of 12 years’ standing, who is currently Governance and Partnerships Director at the Beech Centre for People, Performance and Organisational Development in East Yorkshire.

Prior to that he was National Manager for Scotland at the Chartered Management Institute, and has held senior roles in the Scottish Qualifications Authority and Scottish Hotel and Catering Industry Training Board.

His most recent success is leading on the application to the government to establish a new Institute for Organisational Development practitioners. 

Tom Holmes, BPCA President said of the appointment:

“I am thrilled that we have been able to recruit Ian as our new CEO."

"We received in excess of 100 applications for the role and interviewed a high calibre of shortlisted individuals. We are now in a strong position to turn our strategy into reality, and I look forward to welcoming Ian to the industry in February.”

Ian has extensive experience in lobbying and high-level representation with Westminster and the devolved administrations and has been a strong advocate for accreditation in his sector. He takes over from Simon Forrester, who leaves BPCA on 19 January.

Ian said of his new role:

“I am delighted to be joining BPCA at such an exciting time. Simon has moved the association on considerably during his tenure. My intention is to work closely with members to ensure that, as a sector, we continue to develop the assurance that clients and prospective clients have in BPCA members for the professional management of pests.”

Ian has an MA in History and International Relations from Aberdeen University, a postgraduate qualification in Hospitality Management, and a Bachelor of Divinity from Edinburgh University. Among other achievements, he is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.

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Source: BPCA

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