GGF announces permanent CEO

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has announced that Kevin Buckley has accepted the permanent position of GGF Group chief executive.

According to the GGF, the news confirms the ‘stability and long term commitment’ the GGF board has made, to ensure the federation ‘moves forward in the right direction’ with a ‘permanent and experienced leader’ heading up the organisation.

John Agnew, GGF president, said: “On behalf of the GGF board and the members, I would like to congratulate Kevin in his new permanent role and I have no doubt he will continue the sterling work he has done for the GGF Group over the past year. We all look forward to him leading the GGF and our subsidiary companies onto greater achievements for the benefit of all connected to the federation.”

With close to 30 years senior management experience, Kevin is said to have been instrumental in growing and developing international companies such as technology and telecoms giant NEC and in various strategic and leadership roles with diverse organisations such as Hertfordshire Local Authorities and university start-ups. Kevin aims to use his expertise in business development and transformational management for the GGF’s advantage.

He said: “I am delighted to accept the position on a permanent basis. For the last 12 months, I have been an interim employee of the GGF Group, working initially on the GGF’s commercial subsidiaries before taking on the role of interim group chief executive. With our long-term strategies firmly in place and the support of great staff and our members, I look forward to helping the organisation grow and develop across all parts of the GGF Group.”