LIA Announces Senior Appointment
The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) has appointed immediate past President of the Society of Light and Lighting, Bob Bohannon, as Head of Policy and Head of training organisation, the Lighting Industry Academy.
The appointment to dual posts is expected to facilitate a forward-looking handover of work undertaken by Peter Hunt, incumbent Chief Policy Officer.
Bohannon will oversee and coordinate the formulation of LIA policy, head up many of the organisation’s key relationships, create wider and effective cross-industry links and work closely with a newly created Government Affairs Committee that is chaired by LIA Immediate Past President, David Ribbons.
Passionate about good lighting, sustainability and knowledge sharing, Bohannon brings 35 years of industry experience to the association which began (like the careers of many others) with a LIA Certificate course. His career includes 20 years’ experience of manufacturing, during which he worked on, and received awards for major projects, including London’s St Pancras Station and the Heathrow Terminal 5 building.
Matt Sturgess, LIA CEO, comments: “I am excited to have Bob join us, strengthening our management team, spearheading growing the Academy and representing our members in key industry and government forums”.
Terry Dean, LIA President, adds: “Having Bob come on board, takes us a big step forward on our journey to develop the LIA and support our member’s businesses”.