He was previously the association’s financial controller and more recently acting general manager.
Chairman Eddie Strong said that the 25-year-old had “already proved himself as an ambitious young man who has the talent and business experience to fulfil this post”, adding “he is undoubtedly the right person to lead the association into this exciting new era”.
Mr Strong, said: “UKATA is a growing organisation; we now have over 160 members with more applications pending. UKATA is entering a new period of development and we felt that the time was right to appoint a General Manager to oversee our expanding operations. Craig has already proved himself as an ambitious young man who has the talent and business experience to fulfil this post; he is undoubtedly the right person to lead the Association into this exciting new era.”
Mr Strong added: “Craig’s promotion is a real statement for UKATA. He has some brilliant ideas and better still he is proving himself to be a man of action. His youth, energy and high standards have already made a big impact and the board of directors have every confidence that he will lead UKATA to a very bright future. With Craig at the helm, UKATA will continue to grow and provide outstanding training to more contractors, ultimately protecting more people from the dangers of asbestos.”