David Workman to step down as director general of CPI

The Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) has announced that its director general, David Workman, is to step down later this year, giving ample time for a successor to be appointed.

Applications for this prestigious post are now being sought. Prospective candidates should be able to demonstrate a successful track record in influencing government at all levels and will probably already be running a trade association, preferably in a related paper or energy intensive sector. A detailed role specification can be downloaded from the CPI website: www.paper.org.uk.

Workman commented: “I have really enjoyed the last six years, and will leave with very mixed feelings, but I believe that the time is right for a change. The legislative landscape is evolving and bringing with it fresh challenges which I think are best handled by someone able to lead the organisation through into the 2020s. My successor will inherit a fantastic team of people who together have transformed CPI into a very high profile and successful trade association.”

CPI has thanked Workman for his dedication and leadership in raising the profile of CPI and in vigorously defending the interests of its members.