We are delighted to announce that Martin Maley will take over the role of Director General on 1 April 2019. He brings over 40 years’ extensive steel service centre knowledge and experience to the trade association. Having been in the steel industry since 1977, Martin held a number of directorships within British Steel, Corus and Tata Steel until his retirement in September 2014.
Martin subsequently became Executive Chairman of Brown McFarlane Ltd., one of NASS’ longest standing Members and will relinquish that role at the end of November 2018. Martin is well known within the NASS Membership, having been an active Member of National Council and, more recently, he held the position of President for the period 2016-2018.
Martin will be regularly liaising with the current Director General, Peter Corfield, who retires at the end of March 2019. This will enable a smooth transition and ensure positive momentum for NASS as a trade association is maintained. Martin will seek to build on the solid foundation that has been developed in the last 10 years and, in conjunction with the President and National Council, will look to take NASS forward as it meets the challenges of the steel service sector including Brexit.
Commenting, Michael Horan, President of NASS, said: “The appointment of Martin Maley to take over the role of Director General from Peter Corfield is a great positive move and I look forward to working closely with him. I have no doubt he will continue the good work undertaken by Peter and feel that NASS is in a safe pair of hands.
NASS Members supply steel to all facets of UK manufacturing. They are a vital link in the supply chain from producer to customer, and continue to generate a robust supply base for the long term, whilst providing a crucial foundation for all metal using sectors of the UK economy”.