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HTMA appoints new chief executive

George Lee

Current RSMA head George Lee to succeed HTMA executive director Geoff Allister in November

THE Highways Term Maintenance Association (HTMA) has announced the appointment of George Lee as its new chief executive. He will take over at the start of November from Geoff Allister OBE, who is stepping down as HTMA executive director having been in the role since 2012.

The new, full-time chief executive role is being created to build upon the strong HTMA brand and membership base, further raise the association’s profile and influence within the sector, and ensure the long-term sustainability of the organization.

HTMA chairman Lee Rushbrooke, said: ‘These are exciting times for the HTMA as we take the association into its next phase as the leading voice within the industry.

‘The recently published 2017–2022 HTMA Strategy clearly states the strategic priorities for the association as we look to continue to collaborate with our clients, other associations, industry groups and the supply chain, and this new position is part of our planned strategy.

‘We are delighted to have George Lee joining us, bringing his extensive sectorial and representational experience to keep moving the association forward and to build on the great work Geoff Allister has successfully delivered.’

George Lee has run the Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) for the past 20 years, transforming it into a dynamic organization that is recognized as leading in sector development, commercial and representational activities.

He has extensive experience of strategic and change management, and a wealth of knowledge around stakeholder engagement, corporate governance and policy development. He is a member of the Institute of Directors and of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Lee said: ‘The HTMA’s positive focus on best practice and industry standards, its singular approach to engaging with stakeholders at all levels, and its willingness to share knowledge across the sector are key attractions for me in joining the association.

‘It is these factors, along with the HTMA’s clear desire to continue the development of the organization and the sector as a whole, which made this too exciting an opportunity to turn down. I have worked with the RSMA since 1997 and been involved in transformational change in the road-marking sector; I look forward to building on that experience in my new role.’

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