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15 November 2018

BPCA President to stand down

Tom Holmes, current BPCA President will stand down from his role as he leaves the industry.

Tom, who is Head of Durable Product Development at Pelsis Group was elected BPCA President in June 2017 after twelve months as Vice President, following the resignation of the then President Paul Rodman, due to family commitments.

 Tom Holmes opening PPC Live 2018

Tom’s formal two-year tenure as President would have been coming to a close in June 2019, unless he sought re-election to extend the role for a further two years. However, after accepting a new position outside of the industry, Tom will no longer be employed by a BPCA Member organisation and therefore will be standing down from the position when he finishes with the Pelsis Group in January.

Tom took on presidency roles after serving two years as the Chairperson for BPCA’s Manufacturing and Distributor Committee, all of which have seen him hold a position on the organisations Executive Board since 2014.

On his resignation, Tom said,

"It is with the deepest regret, that I must step down from the position of President of BPCA, as I will be leaving the Industry in late January."

I remain hugely proud of the work that together, we have initiated at BPCA, over the last twelve months, as we work towards delivering an ambitious, bold and highly relevant strategy, for our membership. The necessity of me to leave the position of President, ahead of the completion of my two-year term, is one of my biggest regrets of my change in circumstance. However, I remain confident that under the leadership of Ian and his excellent Staff team, BPCA will continue to be the beating heart of best practice within the public health pest management sector, for the betterment of its Members, and the wider industry.

Tom Holmes, BPCA President

In his 18 months as President, Tom has steered BPCA in a new strategic direction, overseen the recruitment of a new CEO and chaired an Executive Board who’ve actioned such initiatives as passing EN16636 Audits as part of membership criteria, BPCA Registered, and challenged the organisation to engage better with it’s members.

Ian Andrew, BPCA Chief Exec said,

“Yes, this is disappointing news for BPCA, but also for the industry. The things Tom has achieved since taking on the role as President are significant. Since I joined the organisation earlier this year I have been impressed by just how focused the Executive Board are, ably chaired by Tom, in putting all BPCA members at the heart of all discussions.”

“On behalf of all BPCA members and supporters, I want to thank Tom for his time and effort over the years with the Association, and wish him the very best for the future.”

BPCA’s Executive Board will now look to appoint an interim President before formalising the more permanent position at next June’s AGM in Yorkshire.


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