Our present CEO, Andy Crawford has been at the helm for 3 years now and has helped transform our Association into a professionally structured, modern and efficient organisation. However, retirement has arrived and Andy will leave us at the end of the year.
I am extremely pleased to advise you today of the appointment of our new CEO, Christophe Bourillon.
Christophe comes to the PYA with a very impressive background in business development and strategic planning on an international level. In particular, during his career he has specialised in heading up Associations and has a huge amount of experience in managing, developing and expanding their membership numbers, reach and influence on the world stage.
His past roles include Manager of the World Coal Association, CEO of the European Wind Energy Association, Director of the World Nuclear Association and most recently the Executive Director of the Federation of Science Journalists. He has been active on the international policy-making scene and also participated in the negotiations of the UN Convention on climate change for more than fifteen years.
The PYA Board is delighted that Christophe has agreed to join the team. Our association is on the cusp of exciting times which will see us making huge strides forward to the next stage of development and influence and Christophe will help us do that.
I am sure that you will join me in welcoming him to the PYA.