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GGF appoints new chief executive

Phil Pluck has been named as the new GGF chief exec

Phil Pluck has been named as the new GGF chief exec

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has appointed Phil Pluck as its new chief executive.

Phil, who is said to bring with him ‘a wealth of experience in leading professional membership bodies’, is currently the managing director and commercial director for the Royal Town Planning Institute, which has a membership base of 23,000. He has also worked with and advised on operational and commercial strategy for a number of other membership bodies as well as holding commercial directorships in the charity, private and government sectors.

On accepting the GGF chief executive role, Phil commented: “It is a very real privilege to be joining the GGF as its next CEO. It is clear from my discussions with the board that they wish to see the federation grow its influence across the sector and with government. Being part of the GGF at this time to both support its current success and to take it to the next stage of its growth is very exciting. It is clear that GGF has a great team and board supporting its members and I look forward to working with all to achieve the GGF’s ambitions.”

Alan Burgess, GGF president said: “We are delighted that Phil has accepted the role of chief executive and the GGF will undoubtedly benefit from his broad senior management skills and leadership experience.”

Phil will officially start at the GGF on 2nd May 2017, taking over from Brian Baker who is currently interim chief executive, following the retirement of Nigel Rees at the end of last year.

Commenting on Brian’s interim role, Alan Burgess commented: “The GGF is celebrating a successful 40 years leading the industry and it has only been successful because of Members such as Brian. His contribution has been immense for almost 10 years. His knowledge and input at technical meetings through to his successful presidency and most recently taking on the role as interim chief executive, to ensure a seamless transition between chief executives, has been truly invaluable. On behalf of all the GGF staff and members, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Brian for his outstanding service to the GGF.”