Simon Vivian, Chief Executive of Breedon Aggregates Limited, the UK’s largest independent aggregates business, has been appointed MPA Chairman for the next two years. He will succeed Bill Brett, Brett Group, from 1 September, and of the Mineral Products Association’s (MPA) five Chairmen to date, he is the third to serve from an independent company.

Nigel Jackson, Chief Executive MPA, paid tribute to Bill’s contribution to MPA over the last two years saying, “Bill, like his predecessors, has invested a huge amount of time and passion into maintaining the unity of the association for the good of all members irrespective of size or the nature of their businesses. His personal commitment to improving the sector’s Health & Safety record has been obvious to all and has inspired members to do better. He has helped the association navigate through a number of significant challenges it has faced as we transitioned from recession to recovery and he can look back with pride knowing he has made a positive and lasting impact.

“We are delighted that Simon has agreed to pick up the baton from Bill. His wide industry knowledge and experience will be invaluable to the association as we look to set the agenda for the industry for the next 10 years and respond to the challenges ahead.”