GAMBICA, the UK association for instrumentation, control, automation and laboratory technology, is pleased to announce that Steve Brambley has been appointed to take over as Chief Executive with effect from 23rd January 2018. On this date, Dr Graeme Philp, the current Chief Executive, will retire after leading GAMBICA for over 7 years.
Steve Brambley has worked for GAMBICA for over 12 years, initially in charge of the Industrial Automation sector and more recently as Director of Public Affairs. There will be a transition period between now and 23rd January, during which Graeme and Steve will work together to hand over the role.
Welcoming Steve Brambley to the Chief Executive role, GAMBICA’s President, Ludo Chapman said, “I am delighted that Steve has agreed to take over the reins of GAMBICA at this most important time. Steve knows GAMBICA well and has been an important part of the team that has transformed our industry’s trade association in recent years. I look forward to working with Steve to continue the good work as we build on our influential position to ensure that the industry’s interests are represented in a time of unprecedented change.
Thanking Dr Philp for his leadership over the last seven years, GAMBICA’s Vice President, Steve Seddon said “At a time when the industries represented by GAMBICA are front and centre of the UK government’s Industrial Strategy, it is good to report that GAMBICA has emerged as one of the most effective and respected sector trade associations in the UK. The influence which GAMBICA commands in international standards and GAMBICA’s contacts in the EU will become invaluable as the government’s ties with Europe weaken as a result of Brexit. I would like to thank Graeme for his leadership in guiding GAMBICA to this position of influence and for delivering tangible value for its members”.
Dr Philp added “I want to thank Steve and the whole GAMBICA team for their support as we have developed the influence of GAMBICA and increased its engagement with member companies. We still have some distance to go if the UK industries we represent are to gain as much competitive advantage from membership of their trade associations as does, for example, German industry from theirs, but we have made great strides and I can think of no-one I would rather be entrusting the task of completing this work than Steve”.
Steve Brambley commented “It has been a great pleasure to work for Graeme and I’m honoured to have been chosen to take over the role. I’m excited at the opportunity to lead the highly effective GAMBICA team and to build on the momentum we have to take us even further in our goals as an Association”.