The British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF) has appointed Ian Wilton as its new president, replacing Darren Coxon, who steps down following his four-year tenure.
Wilton is currently operations director at CDS, a communications agency, and has been involved in the print and communications industry all his life. He left school and undertook an apprenticeship as a printer in a local company. This is where his passion for the sector started. He’s held various management positions throughout his career, for the last ten years at director level.
Charles Jarrold, BPIF CEO, said: ‘I’d like to thank Darren for all the support, advice and challenge that he’s given as president. He steps down from the role of leaving BPIF a strong organization, able to support the sector now and in the future, and that’s a credit to his leadership of the board. The sector as a whole owes a debt of gratitude to the support he’s given.
‘I’m looking forward to the next stage of development under Ian’s presidency, where we’ll benefit both from his huge industry experience and knowledge of the BPIF and the role it can play.’
‘I am delighted to be able to accept the position of president, and I believe the role of the BPIF is very important to the industry that has been able to provide such great support to the businesses that I’ve worked with over the years, and I now have the opportunity to give something back, and to ensure it continues to develop its support and services for the industries future,’ commented Wilton. ‘I, alongside the non-executive directors, will continue to challenge the executive team to ensure the members are at the foremost of all the decisions we make. I will be there for Charles, the CEO, to support him during my time as president to ensure the strategic direction of the BPIF continues to enhance and add value to its members.’