During the ARCA Governing Council meeting in October 2023, serving Council member and Asbestech Operations Director Phillip Neville was elected as the next Chairman of the Governing Council. Phillip will take on the Chairman’s role when the current Chairman, Andrew Jackson’s, term in office comes to an end. This transition will take place in October 2024 and until then Phillip will hold the Vice-Chairmanship of the Council whilst continuing to contribute to the regular board meetings. He will also continue his role as Chairman of the ARCA Training and Competence Committee, which oversees the strategies used for development of both existing and new talent in our industry.
“I’m deeply honoured by the confidence placed in me by the Council,” Phil said in a statement following the vote. “Our industry is at a pivotal moment following the recent turmoil caused by Brexit, Covid and the problems associated with RAAC, and we have the opportunity to help shape how our sector supports the wider participants in the built environment.”
ARCA is the main trade body in our industry and has a broad influence on licensed asbestos removal within the UK. The Association provides training, guidance, support, and leadership to over 300 licensed contracting members. The Governing Council members are responsible for promoting good practice and maintaining a high level of professionalism in the industry. Phil was elected as a member of the Governing Council by the ARCA membership in 2022 after serving on the Training and Competence Committee for the previous 18 months and was re-elected to serve a second term on the Governing Council in 2023.