Three months after council elections created a new board of trustees, Gem-A has appointed an interim CEO.
Nick Jones has been a freelance consultant for the past two years, after retiring from his role as chief executive of the Society of Operations Engineers in 2013; a professional membership organisation, and registered charity that supports the work of engineering professionals in the road transport, plant and engineer surveying industries.
Before his role with the society, Mr Jones worked in the private sector as a financial director for engineering firms.
“Nick has proven experience in running a successful membership organisation, delivering training and career development opportunities, and expanding national and international partnerships,” a spokesperson for Gem-A describes.
Harry Levy, president of Gem-A, hopes the appointment of Mr Jones will help the association move on from a tumultuous year. “Gem-A is on its way to recovery with the appointment of Nick Jones and I am confident that the association is in good hands and will move forward positively.”
Mr Jones issued a statement saying: “I look forward to working with the staff and Council members of such a long standing and respected organisation.”