Forterra’s Managing Director of Bespoke Products Matthew Clay has spoken of his plans after being named as the new President of British Precast.
British Precast is the voice of precast concrete manufacturers and suppliers to the industry - a non-profit organisation working on behalf of its members to support and advocate their interests in areas including health and safety and sustainability, whilst developing technical projects for the benefit of all its members and for the sector as a whole.
Matthew will lead the trade association of the precast industry - which includes precast flooring, architectural precast, aggregate blocks, box culverts, concrete pipeline systems, block paving and aircrete blocks - to promote its benefits to the construction market.
Bringing his considerable experience in the construction industry to the role, he will also seek to promote safety throughout the sector using the ‘Safer by Competence’ operator training initiative, and promote British Precast as a standard for precast operations in the UK.
“I hope to use my passion and drive to attract as broad a membership into the association as possible,” said Matthew, “and to be a President who supports the safety of our members, the benefits of British Precast, our initiatives and associated developments.”
Matthew has worked for Forterra for more than a decade, and also has experience in the support services, transport and utility industries. He has led significant business and IT change management projects, transforming business lines into more effective, efficient operations. He succeeds outgoing President Andy Dix, who served in the role for four years.