The chief executive of the Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI), Dirk Vennix, has joined the board of the Trade Association Forum (TAF) as a non-executive director.
A formal election process amongst TAF’s membership will be held to formalise Vennix’s appointment, which was made to fill the vacancy after the previous incumbent stood down. He will represent the 1-10 staff band of membership.
Since its formation in 1997, TAF has been encouraging the development and sharing of best practice among UK trade associations, and promoting the role of effective trade associations to government, industry and the wider public. The organisation represents more than 300 trade associations and membership organisations.
“I am delighted Dirk has been appointed to serve on the TAF board – I am certain that he will bring a great deal of experience to the table and complement the rest of the TAF Board to great effect. I very much look forward to working with him,” said Linda Cavender, TAF’s general manager.
Vennix added: “I have always been a strong supporter and user of TAF services over the years and I know from personal experience that the forum provides invaluable advice and resources for many trade bodies. This is an exciting period for the Trade Association Forum with the upcoming review of the Forum’s vision and strategy which will determine its future direction. I am looking forward to helping TAF grow in terms of membership and revenue streams as well as providing members in the 1-10 staff band with any support they need on strategy, communications campaigns, stakeholder engagement and issues management.”