The British Water Cooler Association (BWCA) has elected Jon Wicks as its new chairman.
John Dundon, who held the non-executive position of chairman for six years, has stepped down. Wicks, who has been a member of the association’s executive council for over ten years, takes up the post with immediate effect.
He was elected by members who attended the BWCA annual general meeting in Hinckley, Leicestershire on 4 October 2017.
Jon Wicks has had many years’ experience in the sector and has been with his present company, BWT UK, for 28 years. He joined as finance manager and has gone on to hold several roles including European finance manager and European M&A manager. He was promoted to group finance director and then managing director, a post he has held for ten years.
Speaking of his appointment, Wicks said: “I aim to carry on the excellent work undertaken by John Dundon and I’m honoured to be taking over from him in leading such an important industry body. I look forward to representing the members here in the UK and the association overseas. I relish leading such a forward-looking organisation and I see my role continuing the great work that has been done in establishing BWCA as the foremost industry body in the sector. My emphasis will be to provide members with added value tools that help demonstrate their market differential.”
BWCA general manager Phillipa Atkinson-Clow said: “I pay tribute to the work of John Dundon who has led this association so charismatically and enthusiastically for the past six years. I am personally grateful to him for his support and on behalf of the membership I thank him for his visionary approach.
“Looking to the future, I am delighted that the membership has chosen Jon Wicks for the next phase in the association’s development. His commitment to the industry, his knowledge, insight and leadership skills will stand us in good stead.”
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