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JIB appoints new chief executive 

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The Joint Industry Board for the electrical contracting industry (JIB) has announced the appointment of Jay Parmar as its new chief executive.

Parmar will take up the post on 1 October 2019 and will replace Steve Brawley following his retirement after 11 years in the role.

Previously director of policy and membership at the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association, Parmar is an experienced legal professional and is skilled in negotiation, member engagement and business planning. In his current role, he is responsible for policy work and campaigns, representing his industry at UK and EU level, and has a consultative role on a number of government-led groups.

Speaking of his appointment, Parmar said, “I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to lead the JIB team and am looking forward to working with colleagues, members, partners, and stakeholders with a key interest in this dynamic and vibrant sector, to ensure that JIB continues to deliver a first class service. My focus will be to ensure that the organisation remains at the forefront of the industry’s fast pace of change; supporting members and further strengthening the value of membership.” 

Andrew Eldred, ECA director of employment and skills, added, “Jay Parmar’s appointment is good news for the JIB and the wider industry. His abilities and track record position him extremely well to build on the significant achievements of Steve Brawley and his team over the past decade.”

Ian Woodland, national officer at Unite the Union, also said, “We welcome Jay Parmar’s appointment at a very challenging time for the industry and look forward to working with him. Jay comes with a great deal of experience and know-how that will keep the JIB at the forefront to face these challenges.”

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