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CBA’s CEO joins TAF board

19 July 2023

The Chemical Business Association (CBA) is delighted to announce that its CEO, Tim Doggett, has been elected to the Trade Association Forum’s (TAF) Board of Directors.

Established in 1997, TAF represents trade associations from across the UK and, as the ‘association of associations’, supports its members by encouraging the development and sharing of best practice and promoting the role of effective trade associations to government, industry and the wider public. TAF’s Board of Directors is elected from its diverse pool of member associations.

The announcement comes at an exciting time for the CBA, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and which has seen membership rise by over 35% to record levels since Doggett’s appointment as CEO two years ago.

Boasting a wealth of global experience in logistics and distribution, Doggett has held several senior positions in national and international companies during his thirty-year career. Prior to joining CBA, he was Managing Director of Clugston Distribution Services Limited. In addition to his new role as TAF Director, Doggett is a Fellow of the Society of Leadership Fellows at St George’s House, Windsor Castle, and a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). He is also an ambassador for Generation Logistics and holds several other professional memberships and qualifications.

Commenting on his appointment to the TAF Board, Doggett said: “I am honoured and hugely excited to have been elected to the Trade Association Forum’s Board of Directors. The Forum plays a vital role in promoting the interests of the country’s trade associations, as well as UK industry at large, and I look forward to working with the rest of the Board to support and deliver value to members.”

Gaynor Pates, Chair of TAF and Operations Director of the Railway Industry Association said: “We are delighted to welcome Tim to our Board of Directors. Having witnessed the Chemical Business Association’s transformation since his appointment as CEO, we believe his experience, expertise and enthusiasm will add immense value not only to the Board, but also to our members. We look forward to Tim’s contributions as we continue our work as the association of associations.”

In the coming months, Doggett will work closely with the Board in steering the direction, goals and strategies of the Trade Association Forum.

About Chemical Business Association:

The Chemical Business Association (CBA) is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2023 and has a long and illustrious heritage in delivering for its members. It is the leading organisation representing the complete chemical supply chain and an award-winning trade association with record levels of membership.

Many CBA members are SMEs and include manufacturers, distributors, traders, warehouse operators, logistics and transport companies, as well as service providers and suppliers who collectively are the main chemical industry interface providing products and services to virtually every sector.

Such a diverse membership gives the CBA a distinct advantage of a 360-degree view and insight of the global chemical supply chain which, combined with the extensive and in-depth expertise of its staff, enables the CBA to provide wide-ranging services and support to its members, as well as to engage and work closely with Government, not to mention other key stakeholders in the UK and overseas.

CBA members contribute in excess of £4 billion to the UK economy and employ over 10,000 people nationwide, handling in excess of 27 million tonnes and making over 2.25 million deliveries of chemicals each year. Health and safety, as well as people and sustainability are at the heart of the CBA, as it leads and participates in many initiatives such as the ‘Responsible Care Programme’, which it has been part of since 1993.

The Chemical Business Association is the voice of the UK chemical supply chain.

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Alf Lombardi, Shrewdd Marketing
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