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Construction Products Association hires new chief executive

Head of chemical industry trade body to take over in April

The Construction Products Association has appointed a new chief executive.

Dr Diana Montgomery is currently the deputy chief executive at the Chemical Industries Association (CIA) which represents the UK’s chemical and pharmaceutical firms.

She will take over from Michael Ankers who retires in April.

Before joining the CIA in 2006 she was group head of environment at energy firm Centrica, and prior to that worked with the Automobile Association and household chemicals manufacturer Johnson Wax.

She has a chemistry degree from Oxford University and a doctorate in environment and waste resources from Imperial College, London.

The CPA’s chairman, Bill Bolsover, said: “I am delighted that we have been able to appoint such a strong candidate to take over as the association’s chief executive. Diana brings a wealth of relevant experience to this role and we look forward to her leading the association and taking forward the strategic development programme that we developed last year.”

Diana Montgomery said: “I am delighted to have this opportunity to lead the Construction Products Association and relish the prospect of representing the construction products community at a time of great economic challenge and opportunity. Its members have a vital role to play in leading and sustaining our country’s economic recovery and helping the government to deliver its low carbon strategy.”

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