The new vice-chair of the BHTA’s mobility division, Simon Tempest, has described how he intends to use his new role to engage with manufacturers and retailers, spark debates and drive for more discussion.
Tempest, who is Ottobock UK’s head of human mobility, has worked for the manufacturer for 18 years and has held his current role for the last decade.
He will lead meetings of the BHTA’s mobility members and work with them on future projects.
He said: “I feel I have a lot to offer and I’m looking forward to engaging with members, invigorating great debate and encouraging an environment of proactive discussion.”
Tempest formerly worked for a specialist mobility retail distributor for 14 years before joining Ottobock.
He added: “Having worked with both retail and NHS customers for nearly 30 years, I’ve got a broad insight into how both segments of the market work.
“It helps me understand consumer needs and requirements and I think this is really important, given the changing environment of funding and the shifting NHS landscape.”
Mandie Lavin, director general of the BHTA, commented: “It is truly wonderful to have the support of Ottobock and the skills and expertise that Simon brings to enhance our work at the BHTA, I am looking forward to working with him and the entire section, to progress with our thought leadership and practical policy initiatives. “This is a very exciting time for the BHTA and I am so privileged to see the positive work undertaken to date and the massive future potential – a big thank you to Simon and to Ottobock.”