The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) has elected Kat Moss as its new chairman. She replaces Richard Money with Oliver Auston of Auston Consulting replacing Moss as vice chairman.
Moss is currently business development and quality assurance manager at Catena Inspection and Engineering Services, having joined the company on a one week placement in its administration department back in 2010.
A customer query about CE marking led Moss to get in touch with an LEEA representative, after which she attend a technical meeting and finally joined the committee. She has now been a LEEA board member for almost six years and vice chairman since last year - see: New chairman for LEEA.
Moss said: “I would like to thank Richard for being a tremendous source of support and good sense to LEEA, particularly during this most difficult of periods of the pandemic. Covid has made us do things in different ways and has, to a certain extent, brought forward LEEA’s digitalisation plans. We need to ensure this continues.”
Discussing concerns from UK member regarding Covid, Moss added: “They need our support in terms of explaining how relevant standards are being changed and tweaked. The association’s technical team has put a great deal of effort into ensuring they are visible and accessible to members and are looking at these issues with a LEEA and UK perspective. I am pleased that LEEA has been active in taking measures to tackle issues created by both Covid and Brexit.”
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.