News reaches us from industry sources us that the SWA has parted company with another two of its longstanding directors.
Deputy Chief Executive, Julie Hesketh-Laird and Public Affairs Director, David Williamson, have left the association after 12 and 20 years of service respectively. Interestingly this will now leave the SWA without two of it’s most senior directors , heavily experienced in technical matters, trade and public affairs, as the UK industry enters some of it’s most serious and significant discussions of recent times. I think this is what is known in civil service speak as a “brave” decision.
Under the previous CEO David Frost, two directors, Martin Soper and Campbell Evans, departed. Frost himself only celebrated two full years with the association before leaving for a role trying to control Boris Johnson. Now a further 30 plus years of industry knowledge will leave the association. While it is absolutely the right of any CEO to establish the structure they need it does seem odd that at the SWA the way to achieve this is to remove directors with industry background and experience.
I wonder if they can sub-let some of the increasing spare amounts of space at the Edinburgh HQ?