The Timber Trade Federation has announced David Hopkins as their new director.
Hopkins is currently director at Wood for Good, the timber industry communications campaign. He will now take a position on the Board of Wood for Good as he moves into his new role at TTF.
Keith Fryer, President of the TTF said: “I am delighted that David has accepted the position of Director. It was a tough recruitment battle with a number of top-class candidates.
“We need somebody with the vision, skills and knowledge to take the Federation forward through a period of great change, and David is that man.
“His time at Wood for Good has given him great insight into the challenges and opportunities across the whole supply chain. I am looking forward to working together for what will be a positive, exciting, and eventful time ahead.”
During his time at Wood for Good, Hopkins led the award winning ‘Wood First’ & ‘Building with Carbon’ campaigns, helped develop the timber industry lifecycle assessment database, and focused on putting timber’s low carbon properties at the front of the national agenda.
He is a regular speaker at industry conferences and events, most recently promoting timber’s role in a low-carbon economy to policy makers at the European Parliament.
Hopkins replaces outgoing chief executive, David Lennan, who will step down from the post on December 31st.
Fryer added: “I would like to thank David Lennan for his time, tenacity, and inputs over the course of the past year. He has helped put the structure in place for a prosperous future for the TTF.
“Without his driving instinct and determination we would never have delivered the CTI for which we all owe a debt of gratitude. On behalf of everyone at the TTF, I send him our very best wishes for the future.”