The Chesterfield-based United Kingdom Asbestos Training Association has appointed of Ali Rees (Evans) to its Board of Directors.
As director, Ali will use her skills in business, HR, organisational development, and performance management to support UKATA to move forward and maintain its status as a leading trade association.
She said: “I’d like to thank UKATA for giving me this opportunity. I am very much looking forward to working with them in our collective aim of ensuring effective management of asbestos in the UK through positive training solutions”.
UKATA COO Craig Evans said: Ali has always been very supportive of UKATA, and we very much look forward to working with her more closely.”
Ali’s role as a learning and development professional for the last 22 years has given her significant insight and experience in ensuring all learning interventions are effective and provide valuable return on investment. Since working in local authority, Ali has been delivering asbestos training and creating a pool of resources to assist with duty holder responsibilities for a portfolio of 600 premises and 100 housing stock.
The Board is made up of elected individuals from the membership of the association, and whose function is to provide strategic direction and governance.
UKATA Directors have a responsibility to understand the environment in which the association is operating and to lead the association in fulfilling its purpose as effectively as possible with the resources available.
Passionate about keeping individuals safe, Ali’s dedication comes from her personal experience of losing a family member and work colleague to mesothelioma.