PLASA board reshuffle sees Adam Blaxill appointed as new chair

Other changes include Martin Hawthorn who has now become vice chair after serving as treasurer since 2010, and Mark Surtees of Outback Rigging who is now treasurer of the association.
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PLASA has announced changes to its elected board including the appointment of Adam Blaxill as the new chair.

Blaxill (pictured) originally joined the PLASA board as the professional services representative in 2012 and was elected as vice chair in 2014.

As a director of Stage Electrics – a UK integrator and supplier of entertainment technology – Blaxill’s expertise includes hire, sales, events, and installation, as well as testing and servicing operations at regional and national levels.

Blaxill takes over from Ed Pagett who has served as chair for an extended seven years. During this time Pagett oversaw the demerger with ESTA with the support of an executive committee which included Blaxill as vice chair and Martin Hawthorn as treasurer.

Pagett will continue to serve as a non-executive director, contributing his knowledge and expertise to advise and support the association as it continues its work in the industry. Other changes to the board include Martin Hawthorn of Hawthorn who has now become vice chair after serving as treasurer since 2010, and Mark Surtees of Outback Rigging moves to the role of treasurer after previously serving as the production services representative.

Peter Heath, managing director of PLASA, said, “We are very much looking forward to having Adam as our chair and have faith in his knowledge and guidance. I would like to extend my thanks to Ed, who has been an extremely valuable chair since 2011 - we are delighted he will continue to work with us in his new role as non-executive director.

There are three positions available in the forthcoming elections on the PLASA Membership Governing Body: Production Services Representative, Professional Services Representative, and Rental Company Representative. Members are invited to put themselves forward for these roles which commence after the elections until December 2020. Those interested can get in touch here.

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