Six new board members were unveiled to FIS members at the annual general meeting last month. Of the six elected, three were from contractor members and three from supplier members.

The new board members  representing contractors are  Carole Bailey, group financial  director at Dulley Ceilings and  Partitions, also a CITB council member; Paul Coombe, from Astins where he is head of  construction; and Jim Nania, chairman and CEO at Stortford Interiors.

The newly elected board members representing suppliers are Deborah Gore, Encon Group’s HR director; Noel Healy, divisional drylining director at SIG; and  John Pryer, sales director at  British Gypsum.

These six join the board that includes Steve Coley, FIS president; Howard Luft, managing director at CCF; Jon Riley, managing director at Locker and Riley; Andrew Measom, managing director at Measom Dryline; Gary Rice,  director at CAP Ceilings and Partitions; and Andrew Smith, managing director at OWA.

(Front row L-R) Paul Coombe, Astins; Deborah Gore, Encon Group; Carole Bailey, Dulley Ceilings and Partitions; (middle row L-R) Noel Healy, SIG; Andrew Smith, OWA (UK); Steve Coley, Lakeside Ceilings and Partitions and FIS president; John Pryer, British Gypsum; (back row L-R) Jon Riley, Locker and Riley; Gary Rice, CAP Ceilings and Partitions; Jim Nania, Stortford Interiors; Howard Luft, CCF; Andrew Measom, Measom Dryline, not present.

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