New Management Structure at IPAF
New structure is aimed to make IPAF even more efficient
A new management structure is in place at the International Powered Access Federation head office effective this July.
Rupert Douglas-Jones has changed his work arrangements and job title with IPAF. Rupert now focuses on Research & Development projects and works three days a week for IPAF. This reflects his wish to become more involved with the development of a family-owned business.
“Rupert is now working on specific projects related mainly, but not exclusively, to the IPAF training programme,” said IPAF CEO Tim Whiteman. “An example is the development of an apprenticeship programme for the powered access sector.”
At the same time, Giles Councell has taken on new responsibilities for operational matters concerning the training programme. As Director of Operations, Giles is now responsible for the management and implementation of IPAF’s training, auditing and IT programmes. Reporting to Giles are Margaret Caton, Instructor Administration Officer; Susan Foster, UK Training Administrator; Jean Harrison, Membership Officer & Event/Committee Coordinator; and Eleanor Morrison, Audit Support & Training Administration.
These changes do not affect members of the training administration team who report to Barry Lewis, Financial Controller, and are responsible for the production of about 85,000 PAL Cards a year.
Chris Wraith commenced work 1 July as IPAF’s full-time Technical Officer. Chris is based at IPAF’s head office in Cumbria, UK. In the tradition of this well-established position, he focuses on monitoring developments in legislation and standards, disseminating this information to members, and lobbying authorities and standards-making bodies in Europe and North America to ensure that industry views are heard and understood.
A marketing communications department is also now in place at the IPAF office in Basel, Switzerland. Jo Wood, Marketing & Member Recruitment Manager, is responsible for all aspects of IPAF’s marketing communications plus recruiting new members and developing strategies to boost PAL Card training. Reporting to Jo are Berlinda Nadarajan, Information Officer, and Martin Lopez, Project Assistant.
IPAF CEO Tim Whiteman said, “This new structure is aimed at making IPAF even more efficient in addressing the needs of its members related to training, services and promotion. I wish everyone well with their new responsibilities and thank all staff for their hard work in taking IPAF where it is today.”
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IPAF is the parent organization of North America's Aerial Work Platform Training (AWPT). Both are not-for-profit member organizations that promote the safe and effective use of powered access equipment. Find more information at www.ipaf.org.