After six years in the role Ian Kershaw is standing down, and the whole Board and membership will wish to express their thanks to Ian for successfully guiding the Association through a time of great change. It has been a period during which the TTA has developed enormously – gaining membership, increasing in professionalism and embracing the digital age, while also continuing to drive up standards in the industry and support the members. This has led to the development of new services and also increasing influence both nationally and globally in the development of Standards and test methods.
Paul Luff comes into the role of Chairman after being a TTA director since 2012. He is sales & marketing manager for the Tiling & Flooring Division of Belfast-based Larsen Building Products. “I greatly relish the challenge of heading up the TTA for the coming period,” he says. “Ian will be a hard act to follow and I wish to add my thanks to those of others for all that he has done for the TTA over the past five years. Looking to the future, I feel that we are entering a very exciting phase in the development of the Association, with all sorts of “unknowns” out there in the wider construction context, but with a TTA which is in a very strong position. We have a strong membership base, a great portfolio of member services and a very strong technical capability within our various committees. So I look forward to working with all of you to build on our strengths and develop that further.”