IPAF chief executive Tim Whiteman has stepped down and left the company the International Powered Access Federation - with immediate effect.
A statement from the association followed an internal letter from president Brad Boehler to staff this morning. Past president Andy Studdert - previously the chief executive of NES - will serve as an interim chief executive while a search for a replacement is carried out.
Whiteman was recruited by IPAF in 2003 to take over from Paul Adorian who had been the managing director since its inception in 1983, and an active participant in its establishment. Today the organisation has 1,372 members in 68 countries and has become a far more international operation since Whiteman took over.
Speaking of his departure he issued the following statement: “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 keep people safe. However after 15 years, I am looking forward to a change and thank the board for its support in making this happen.”
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