Council for Aluminium in Building appoints new chief

Phil Slinger, Chief executive of the Council for Aluminium in Building (CAB) wrote the report.
Phil Slinger, chief executive of the Council for Aluminium in Building (CAB)

The Council for Aluminium in Building (CAB) has named its next CEO as Phil Slinger. He will join the association in March 2021.

“I’m thrilled to be named as the new CEO and eager to continue the advancement of the business strategy and developing additional services for CAB members,” said Phil. “I look forward to meeting with our diverse membership, to learn more about each member and discover what we can do to support their businesses, alongside promoting aluminium within the construction industry.”

Phil brings a wealth of experience to CAB, having held senior leadership roles within a range of high-profile UK and internationally focused membership organisations, professional bodies and trade associations in the construction, manufacturing DIY, retail and healthcare sectors. The CAB board was delighted to confirm his appointment.

Mo Panam, CAB’s president, said: “Phil has a strong trade association background including working with and for membership bodies in the UK construction sector and European hardware and DIY markets. It was Phil’s enthusiasm, focus and experience in trade associations that secured him his appointment and we are all looking forward to working with him.”

Phil joins a staff of four at the CAB offices in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire. Despite the pandemic, it is business as usual for CAB; staff are on hand at the office and also working remotely to answer aluminium fenestration-related questions.