BAMA appoints new chief executive

The British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA) has appointed Mr Patrick Heskins as its new chief executive. He will take up post in the late summer 2015, succeeding Dr John Morris, who is retiring.

Patrick Heskins joins BAMA from Reckitt Benckiser where he holds the position of global aerosol innovation manager. He brings to the Association a wealth of UK and international experience having worked in the aerosol sector since 1987. He is currently Chairman of BAMA’s Environment Committee; a member of the Association’s Executive Committee and also attends the FEA’s Expert Committee meetings as well as being a founder member of the FEA’s Plastic Aerosols Task Force which offered opinions to the European Parliament.

Patrick Heskins says, “BAMA is an incredibly well-respected organisation and the challenge for the future will be to further develop this reputation and grow what BAMA does to best assist the members. As Chief Executive, I intend to build on the work and achievements of previous Chief Executives, John Morris and Sue Harrison [previously Rogers]. Having spent most of my working life in the aerosol industry, it is an honour and a privilege to represent the sector at such a senior level.”

Grant Coupland, Chairman of BAMA, says, “After a rigorous search we are delighted to appoint Patrick to lead and develop the Association. BAMA’s work is crucial to the success of members across the aerosol supply chain. We are developing our vision for the future and believe that Patrick Heskins’ experience and energy will play an important part in leading BAMA in the coming years. We wanted to find someone who, like our current and previous CEs, displayed genuine excitement about the technological developments for which our industry is known, as well as enthusiasm for the unimpeachable standards set by BAMA. We believe we have found the right person in Patrick. We wish him every success and welcome him warmly to this new role. I also take this opportunity to thank John Morris for his leadership of BAMA for the past three and a half years”.

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