Rental association CPA appoints new chief

By Murray Pollok04 January 2023

The UK-based Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) has appointed Stu McInroy as its new Chief Executive. He will take up the post in the second quarter of 2023 following the departure of Kevin Minton, who announced his retirement in August 2022.

McInroy has spent the past 11 years managing trade associations and before that had a two decade career in the UK’s Royal Air Force. He joins CPA from the Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) where he has been Chief Executive since 2018.

CPA appoints new Chief Executive, Stu McInroy Stu McInroy, the new Chief Executive of the UK’s Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA). (Photo: CPA)

He will report to the CPA’s governing council and work alongside CPA President Brian Jones and the Chairman Steven Mulholland. Kevin Minton will work with the new chief executive for a period as part of the succession.

CPA President Brian Jones said: “On behalf of CPA Council, I congratulate Stu on his appointment and I wish him every success in his new role. Myself, the Chairman and the CPA Council are very much looking forward to Stu joining the CPA team.

“CPA Council is also looking forward to new opportunities and developments, and supporting CPA members under Stu’s direction. This builds on the excellent work that Kevin Minton and the CPA team have carried out for the association.”

Outgoing Chief Executive Kevin Minton said he was pleased to welcome McInroy to the association; “I’m confident that he will lead CPA to new levels of support for our members’ businesses.”

McInroy added; “I’m delighted to be joining the CPA and look forward very much to working with the CPA Council, association members and staff, to protect and promote the interests of the construction plant-hire sector.”

The CPA is one of the two main trade associations for the plant hire and rental sector in the UK, covering sectors including general earthmoving plant, all types of cranes and hoists. It has more than 1,800 members, which CPA said represented an 85% share of all the equipment rented to the construction industry.

The organisation, which has a head office in London, works with government departments and agencies, local authorities, construction clients, private companies, other trade associations, and third sector organisations, on issues including employee health and safety, machinery standards and emissions control, public safety and road transport, skills and employment.

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