The UK based Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) has elected Richard Money as its new chairman. He replaces Paul Fulcher with Kat Moss of Catena replacing Money as vice chairman.
Money was previously managing director of Sahm-splice, having joined the company in 1998. In 2018 he took up a new role as a consultant and non-executive director for the company.
He began his career in 1987 as an officer with the Royal Oman Navy, moving to BT Marine in 1992 as an offshore superintendent and the joining SGS as a marine surveyor in 1994. He became involved with the wire rope business when he was appointed as managing director of splicing and rope component specialist Talurit in late 1995.
Money has been an LEEA board member for the past 10 years and vice chairman for the last two. As chairman he will oversee the introduction of ‘Lifting Apprenticeship in England’ this year, as well as the creation of a second ‘Think Lifting’ promotional video which is intended to encourage young recruits to join the sector. The association is also looking to introduce a mobile app to share information and insight with its members while additional plans for the year include the Military Transition project and the association’s first Global Awareness Day.
Money said: “At the end of 2019, as we reflected on our 75 year history and how far we have come, it is clear that LEEA is an association in a great place. I am particularly excited about the future – not only to improve ‘business as usual’, but also in developing new initiatives. LEEA’s leadership team is looking to deliver more training, shorten the waiting time for exam results, conduct more meaningful audits and provide even better levels of technical support.”
Established in 1944, LEEA campaigns for higher standards of safety and professionalism within the lifting industry worldwide and provides services such as training, accreditation and expert technical advice on a global basis.