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BAA appoint new technical consultant

Murray Alston takes over technical consultant role following the recent retirement of John Baxter

FOLLOWING the recent retirement from the industry of John Baxter, the British Aggregates Association (BAA) has announced the appointment of Murray Alston (pictured) as technical consultant.

Mr Alston was previously with Clearwell Quarries Ltd in Gloucestershire where, for 13 years, he held the position of managing director. Prior to this he was employed as an operations manager with Lafarge in South Africa where he looked after a number of large and medium-size quarries and concrete plants.

Having gained a BSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Natal, Mr Alston commenced his working life planning, designing and constructing large earth dams before embarking on a career in quarrying.

Commenting on the appointment, Richard Bird, executive officer of the BAA, said: ‘The Association is very lucky to have someone with Murray’s experience and expertise on board. In particular, Murray will carry on the good work of John Baxter in ensuring that the level of health and safety is raised throughout the membership via the BAA Site Assessment Scheme, which is now recognized as a major contributor to health and safety in the aggregates industry.’

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