Composites UK has announced the five people appointed to its 2022 board of directors by member companies.

The board is made up of 11 directors and others co-opted in specialist areas, who are also members of Composites UK. Each director is nominated for a term of two years, the organization said.

New members for 2022–2024 are:

  • Dr Clara Frias, Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)
  • Joe Summers, Airborne Composites Ltd
  • Dr Faye Smith, Avalon Consultancy Services
  • Jen Hill, B&M Longworth
  • Dominic Hopwood, SHD Composites

Dr Frias, Summers, Dr Smith and Hopwood have been re-elected.

“I’m so pleased and excited to be joining this board of industry professionals! I strongly feel that we, the UK composites industry can succeed, through collaboration and true partnership, with the backing of a sound and proactive trade association,” said Hill.

The rest of the board are:

  • Luke Vardy, Cygnet Texkimp
  • Jonathan Howard, Dura Composites
  • Alan Banks, Ford Motor Company (Chairman)
  • Ben Wilson, MPM Ltd
  • Matt Bradney, Prodrive
  • Adam Black, Technical Fibre Products
  • Andrew Hopcraft, National Composites Centre (Co-opted - Catapult representative)
  • Steven Brown, Scott Bader Company Ltd (Co-opted - sustainability specialist)
  • Scott Tolson (Co-opted – finance)

Composites UK said that John Toner, Teledyne CML Composites, who left the board, had “made an invaluable contribution to help steer the association over the past few years as a director but also as Chairman since 2020.”