Meet the team

Dr. David Bailey, CEO

Oversees the strategic planning for the Association.

Dr. Sue Halliwell, Operations Manager

Sue is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Association, reporting directly to the Board of Directors. She supports the Material Suppliers Subgroup and Construction Sector Group and has direct responsiblity for H&S and standards activities within the Association.

Claire Whysall, Marketing and Communications Manager

Claire oversees the marketing and digital communications for the Association, supporting key deliverables through implementing marketing strategies, organising online events and company presence at exhibitions, designing communication materials, utilising social media channels and developing strategic partnerships.

Diane Alexander, Exhibition Manager

Diane manages the Composites UK presence at our industries leading exhibitions including pavilion stands at JEC World, Farnborough Airshow and the Advanced Engineering Show as well as our relationships with other relevant events to ensure our members get the most getting involved.

Kelly Smith, Events and Communications Coordinator

Kelly provides vital support to the communications team and organises the conferences and seminars in our conference programme.

Tom Hitchings, Membership Manager

Tom’s role is to increase our understanding of the composites industry and the end sector markets, and engage with our members to identify any support required to develop their business through utilising their membership benefits.

Malcolm Forsyth, Sustainability Manager

Malcolm supports the Association’s sustainability agenda for the industry, working to promote and improve the sustainability of composite materials. He also chairs our Sub Group in this area.

Sarah Lord, Sustainable Projects Delivery Manager

Sarah manages the delivery of key sustainability projects for the association, in particular the three year Innovate-UK funded Project PRoGrESS seeking to upscale and validate the University of Strathclyde GRP Recycling process. In addition, Sarah develops sustainability support services for members to help them address their individual sustainability challenges.

Sarah Hunter, Accounts

Sarah runs the accounts for the Association.