Mobility equipment supplier Care & Independence has announced the appointment of its managing director to the British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA) Board of Directors.
BHTA said it was a “logical move” for Ian Jones, who has been a corporate member for of the association for many years, to put himself forward for the role, given his “wealth of experience and industry knowledge”.
Commenting on the news, Jones said: “My experience as managing director of Care & Independence had shown to me from both a personal and professional viewpoint just how integral the BHTA are to the industry – both in the day-to-day support they provide their members and in how they influence the industry.
“It is vitally important to have a body that both recognises current and future challenges within our industry and whom is then able to facilitate improvements and change. To be a part of that is a great responsibility, a great challenge and one I very much look forward to accepting in our continual goal of improving the lives of others.”
The role of the BHTA Board is to oversee and authorise action, focus and approval for how the BHTA sections organise and lobby government for support and change across the healthcare market sector.
Members of the Board are drawn from a range of healthcare trades backgrounds with their personal expertise reflecting a cross-section of business.
Commenting on Jone’s appointment, BHTA CEO Dr Simon Festing said: “Ian proved himself to be a very worthy candidate with solid business acumen and aptitude to execute the role to the high standards we set for our Board members. Myself and the Board welcome him to the executive committee and very much look forward to working with Ian in the coming months and years.”