Hire Association Europe Event Hire Association (HAE EHA) has appointed Rupert Douglas-Jones as general manager. He will take on the role on 22 January 2018.
Initially, Douglas-Jones’ responsibilities will centre on the commercial side of the business. He will be an important part of the transformation of HAE EHA and will be deeply involved in planning for the future.
Commenting on the appointment, Graham Arundell, HAE EHA managing director, said: “I am pleased Rupert will be joining the Association to help us to enhance the products and services we offer to members and our overall support for the hire sector. He will be a key member of the team as we look to refresh and take on the challenges and opportunities ahead.”
Douglas-Jones brings a vast amount of trade association experience having spent the last 17 years working for IPAF in a training, course development and technical roles both in the UK and internationally.
His technical knowledge, particularly around work at height, combined with his law degree, years of training development and delivery knowledge is set to enhance the offerings of HAE EHA.
Speaking about his appointment, Douglas-Jones, said: “I am excited to be joining HAE EHA at a time when there are so many opportunities for all members which HAE EHA can help to offer.
“I know what a vital role hire performs; with the Association playing a key part in helping the sector to navigate the ever changing business environment,” he concluded.