APHC’s former deputy CEO and technical manager John Thompson has been named as the association’s new chief executive officer.
Mr Thompson began working for APHC in the early 1990s, having previously worked as an engineer in the industry and a tutor in a college.
He served an apprenticeship and qualified as a plumber and building services design engineer with the family business, whose roots in the industry stretch back to the mid-18th century.
Mr Thompson has worked on numerous education and training qualifications with organisations such as BPEC and City & Guilds.
He managed APHC’s successful undertaking to run a Government-approved Water Regulations Approved Contractor Scheme and Building Regulations Competent Persons Scheme, as well as writing a number of current publications that support new entrant learning in plumbing & heating.
“This is a new challenge, which I am looking forward to tackling,” said Mr Thompson.
“The association’s new chairman has already outlined the way in which the association is re-focusing its development of membership support services and tackling members’ everyday issues; it will be my job to take this forward and make it happen.”