Tim Whiteman steps down as CEO of IPAF
After 15 years in the post Tim Whiteman is relinquishing his position as CEO and managing director of IPAF. Andy Studdert – former IPAF president – will act as interim CEO while the Federation searches for a new CEO.
The IPAF board recruited Tim Whiteman as MD in 2004 to take on the challenge of implementing the “I” in IPAF, that is to make the organisation truly international. At that time the Federation had around 400 members, most of which were in the UK, and earned 95% of its revenue from the UK.
Today more than 45% of income is from outside the home market, even though UK income and membership has not stopped growing since 2004. Today we have almost 1,400 members in nearly 70 countries and the Federation is in sound financial health.
Tim Whiteman says: “It has been a privilege to work with the dedicated IPAF members and team members around the world – the passion to deliver the safe and effective use of powered access motivates so many people and IPAF shares their knowledge and experience to help keep people safe.
“However, after 15 years, I’m looking forward to a change and I thank the Board for its support in making this happen,” he added.
LHA’s sister magazine, LHI recently interviewed Whiteman about his career at IPAF – you can read the article here http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/023df2ed#/023df2ed/17