The former managing director of Mangar International, Andrew Barker, has been appointed as the BHTA’s interim director general.
Mr Barker is a director at the healthcare trades association and is stepping up to the role after BHTA director general Tracey White announced she would be stepping down at the end of March.
Ms White said that chairman Alastair Maxwell is leading the recruitment process, which is “well underway with interviews anticipated to take place in the next couple of weeks”.
“The BHTA has an extensive workload dealing with political, stakeholder and member activities as well as ensuring we keep moving forward with the strategic vision of the association.
“In order to ensure that we maintain focus on our activities we have decided to put in place an interim structure whilst a new DG is being appointed.”
“Andrew has already started the handover process with myself and the BHTA team. Alastair Maxwell will continue to keep members updated on progress to recruit a new DG. In the mean time we have established a structure that will maintain the good and important work of the BHTA.”
Barker oversaw the acquisition of inflatable lifting and bathing equipment supplier Mangar International in a MBO in 2014.