Andrew Large appointed new director general of CPI

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A new director general has been appointed at the Confederation of Paper Industries.

Andrew Large will replace David Workman who is stepping down at the end of September.

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His experience includes working at the European Commission in Brussels, in the steel industry, and most recently ran The British Poultry Council. He was also the chairman of the Trade Association Forum between 2008 and 2011.

David Workman said: “My time at CPI has been very rewarding and hugely enjoyable, largely due to the tremendous support that I have received from the team and from the members.

“However, the time is now right for a change in leadership, given the Brexit vote and the changes in government that have ensued.

“I believe that in appointing Andrew, CPI has made a wise choice and I wish him well in dealing with the challenges that will inevitable come his way in future.”

Andrew Large added: “I am delighted to be joining CPI. I have known David for many years and greatly respect his achievements in the role.

“Post the UK referendum decision, these are especially challenging times for the UK’s paper-based industries and I am looking forward to working with the excellent CPI team to represent this vital industry in the UK, EU and further afield.”