Breedon Aggregates CEO joins MPA board
Former QPA chairman Simon Vivian joins the board of the Mineral Products Association
SIMON Vivian, chief executive of Breedon Aggregates Ltd – the largest independent aggregates company in the UK, has been appointed to the board of the Mineral Products Association.
Commenting on the appointment, MPA chief executive Nigel Jackson said: ‘The MPA board and council are delighted that Simon Vivian has accepted the invitation to join the board. This will ensure that the balance of the MPA board fully reflects and fairly represents the membership of the Association with five major companies being counterbalanced by five strong SME members.’
In addition to his current role as chief executive Breedon Aggregates, Mr Vivian is a previous chairman of the Quarry Products Association (QPA) and was formerly a director of Hanson plc, running the company’s European business, and chief executive of Mowlem plc. Breedon Aggregates was created when AIM-listed Marwyn Materials acquired the UK business of Ennstone plc in September 2010.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr Vivian (pictured) said: ‘I am enjoying my return to the industry after a few years absence and look forward to making a full contribution to the MPA and the important work that it does representing the interests of its membership.’
Nigel Jackson added: ‘Simon’s vast experience of the industry coupled with his extensive knowledge of trade association matters as a former chairman of QPA will undoubtedly strengthen the MPA’s development of policies which protect all members’ interests in these difficult times.’
He continued: ‘The governance of the MPA is one of its key strengths, with a general council of more than 30 which brings members of the board together with the chairmen of the 12 product groups, the four core committees and MPA The Concrete Centre, together with the five chairmen of the English regions, traditionally chaired by SMEs, MPA Wales, MPA Scotland, QPA Northern Ireland and now British Precast (BPCF).’