The director general of industry trade body, the BHTA, has stepped down after less than six months in her role while the managing director of Performance Health has also left his company.
Mandie Lavin departed her post “owing to a change in personal circumstances”, according to a statement from the BHTA.
The recruitment process has already started and the trade body will be looking to have someone in place as soon as it can to represent members’ interests during Brexit negotiations and help them face challenges such as public sector procurement policies.
A statement from BHTA chair, Alastair Maxwell, said: “No further comment will be issued by the BHTA about the recruitment process until it has been agreed by the Board.”
Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Performance Health confirmed to AMP that managing director, Ian Thomas, has left the business and that it is in the process of recruiting for his position.
Mr Thomas is now focusing on non-executive director roles and consultancy in a self-employed capacity.
He joined Performance Health (then Patterson Medical) in 2014 and was previously with Baxter Healthcare for 15 years.
Mr Thomas has also left his role as a board member with the BHTA.
Earlier this year, Mr Thomas explained how Performance Health took measures to begin meeting its delivery targets again and re-establish trust among its dealer partners as a reliable supplier after some disruption caused by a systems update.
Meanwhile, Ms Lavin said on her appointment that the trade body must ‘speak up loudly and effectively’ on the behalf of its members to support the growth of companies within the BHTA.