EEMUA announces new Chair of Council

31 May 2019

EEMUA is pleased to announce that Stuart Turner has been appointed as Chair of the EEMUA Council, taking over from John Whitfield who remains as Chair of the EEMUA Board.

Stuart is Lead Engineer PSSR at BOC UK & Ireland and has been a non-Executive Director of EEMUA since 2014. His involvement with EEMUA started in 2012 when working for SSE he took the EEMUA 159 TankAssessor™ course. Quickly recognising the breadth and depth of the EEMUA offering and the organisational benefits which membership can bring, Stuart was instrumental in persuading SSE to join EEMUA. Similarly with BOC UK & Ireland when he joined the company in 2017; they became a member in early 2018.

Over the past seven years Stuart has been an active member of the EEMUA User Inspectorates, Storage Tanks and Inspection committees and a number of working groups, including those undertaking the rewrite of EEMUA 159 Edition 4 and development of the new standard on plastic tanks (EEMUA 225).

In his non-Executive Director role Stuart has particularly focussed on Projects and Training, helping to implement initiatives around EEMUA’s training offering. This has included alignment with ISO 17024 and the development of a new training structure where a Competence and Training Board (CTB) is now responsible for quality assurance of EEMUA’s training activities. Stuart currently sits as chair of the CTB and has helped oversee the development of EEMUA’s e-learning and blended learning initiatives.

On becoming Chair of EEMUA Council Stuart said: “This is a huge honour and I look forward to working with member companies to ensure that EEMUA goes from strength to strength and remains flexible to the requirements of industry, member organisations and regulators alike”.

He continued by saying, “EEMUA membership has brought me significant personal and professional development and I would encourage all employees of member companies to ensure that they are aware of the huge array of benefits available to them through engaging with EEMUA”.