CTI Chief Executive joins Trade Association Forum Board
The Trade Association Forum (TAF) has announced that Dirk Vennix, Chief Executive of the Confederation of Timber Industries, joins the Board with immediate effect as non-executive director. Dirk Vennix will represent the 1-10 staff band of membership subsequent to a formal election process amongst TAF membership to fill the vacancy after the previous incumbent stood down.
Since its formation in 1997, the Trade Association Forum has been encouraging the development and sharing of best practice among UK trade associations and promoting the role of effective trade associations to government, industry and the wider public. TAF represents more than 300 trade associations and membership organisations.
Linda Cavender, General Manager of Trade Association Forum, said: “I am delighted Dirk has been appointed to serve on the TAF Board – I am certain that he will bring a great deal of experience to the table and complement the rest of the TAF Board to great effect. I very much look forward to working with him.”
Dirk Vennix said: “I have always been a strong supporter and user of TAF services over the years and I know from personal experience that the forum provides invaluable advice and resources for many trade bodies. This is an exciting period for the Trade Association Forum with the upcoming review of the Forum’s vision and strategy which will determine its future direction. I am looking forward to helping TAF grow in terms of membership and revenue streams as well as providing members in the 1-10 staff band with any support they need on strategy, communications campaigns, stakeholder engagement and issues management.”
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