CPI appoints new Director General

The Confederation of Paper Industries has announced the appointment of Andrew Large as its Director General. Andrew will succeed David Workman who is due to step down at the end of September. Andrew brings with him a wealth of experience having worked in the Commission in Brussels, in the Steel Industry and having run two major trade associations, most recently The British Poultry Council. He was also the Chairman of the Trade Association Forum between 2008 and 2011. Andrew will assume the role of Director General on 1 September.

David Workman commented: “My time at CPI has been very rewarding and hugely enjoyable, largely due to the tremendous support that I have received from the team and from the Members. However, the time is now right for a change in leadership, given the Brexit vote and the changes in government that have ensued. I believe that in appointing Andrew, CPI has made a wise choice and I wish him well in dealing with the challenges that will inevitably come his way in the future.”

Patrick Willink, President of CPI, added: “Under David Workman’s leadership, the CPI has established itself as a credible heavyweight Trade Association, with a great depth of knowledge and the ability to influence at a national and European level.  This influence has, over the years, derived a great deal of value for our industry.

“The immediate future presents us with a whole new set of issues as we try to unravel the real impact of Brexit.  Andrew Large’s previous experiences and areas of expertise will allow him to influence policy makers in both the UK and Europe to secure the best he can for our businesses.”

On his appointment, Andrew has said: “I am delighted to be joining CPI. I have known David for many years and greatly respect his achievements in the role. Post the UK referendum decision, these are especially challenging times for the UK’s Paper-based Industries and I am looking forward to working with the excellent CPI team to represent this vital industry in the UK, EU and further afield.”