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30 May 2022

MPA Announces new Chief Executive

Jon_Prichard.jpgFurther to Nigel Jackson’s decision to step down as Chief Executive after thirteen years at the helm, MPA has appointed Jon Prichard as his successor from 1 October 2022.

Jon, a Chartered Civil Engineer, is currently Chief Executive at the Institution of Chemical Engineers and was previously at the Engineering Council, Consulting Engineers Rendel and the Institution of Civil Engineers after completing 19 years in the British Army – Royal Engineers.

Simon Willis, MPA Chairman said: “I am delighted to announce Jon as MPA’s new Chief Executive.

“He brings a wealth of senior leadership experience managing membership organisations as well as working with wider stakeholders. He will be ideally placed to lead the association over the coming years, as the voice of the mineral and mineral products sector.

“Jon will build on the tremendous work Nigel has undertaken during his tenure, building, growing and unifying the MPA into the respected sectoral trade association it has become.”


About the Mineral Products Association:

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) is the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and silica sand industries. With the merger of British Precast, and affiliation of the British Association of Reinforcement (BAR), the British Calcium Carbonate Federation, the Cement Admixtures Assocation (CAA), CONSTRUCT, Eurobitume, MPA Northern Ireland, MPA Scotland and the UK Quality Ash Association (UKQAA), it has a growing membership of 520 companies and is the sectoral voice for mineral products. MPA membership is made up of the vast majority of independent SME quarrying companies throughout the UK, as well as the 9 major international and global companies. It covers 100% of UK cement and lime production, 90% of GB aggregates production, 95% of asphalt and over 70% of ready-mixed concrete and precast concrete production. In 2018, the industry supplied £16 billion worth of materials and services to the Economy. It is also the largest supplier to the construction industry, which had annual output valued at £172 billion in 2018. Industry production represents the largest materials flow in the UK economy and is also one of the largest manufacturing sectors.

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