The role was officially passed on at the recent BPMA Annual General Meeting, following the departure of previous President, Duncan Lewis, from the industry. Duncan had completed a short, but important, one-year tenure as President, before graciously handing the baton onto his worthy successor. Steve Schofield, Director and Chief Executive of the BPMA commented, “This is a great accolade and one that reflects the continuing efforts that Richard makes to raise the profile of the industry in general and to tackle the tough issues that it faces today. The BPMA has enjoyed the support and engagement of some very talented people at its helm over the years, and we are delighted to now have Richard join that impressive line-up. I look forward to working with him as we continue to drive the association forward”.
Richard’s presidency coincides with the uncertainty that Brexit brings to industry and when asked to comment, he said, “Being elected as President of the BPMA is a great honour and to take on the role in these somewhat difficult times will no doubt be challenging. Brexit is clearly a very important subject with potential opportunities and threats for our industry, but I am sure with the help and support of BPMA staff, its Board and its Council we will meet this challenge”