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Steve Brambley to succeed Graeme Philp as Gambica's CEO

30 October, 2017

Steve Brambley is to take over as chief executive of Gambica, the UK’s trade association for the instrumentation, control, automation and laboratory technology sectors, when the current CEO, Dr Graeme Philp, retires on 23 January, 2018, after seven years in the role.

Brambley has worked for Gambica for more than 12 years, initially in charge of its industrial automation sector and, more recently, as its director of public affairs. There will be a transition period until January, during which Philp and Brambley will work together to hand over the role.

“It has been a great pleasure to work for Graeme and I’m honoured to have been chosen to take over the role,” says Brambley. “I’m excited at the opportunity to lead the highly effective Gambica team and to build on the momentum we have to take us even further in our goals as an association.”

“I want to thank Steve and the whole Gambica team for their support as we have developed the influence of Gambica and increased its engagement with member companies,” Philp adds. “We still have some distance to go if the UK industries we represent are to gain as much competitive advantage from membership of their trade associations as does, for example, German industry from theirs, but we have made great strides and I can think of no-one I would rather be entrusting the task of completing this work to than Steve”.

Brambley: Building on the momentum

Welcoming Steve Brambley to the chief executive role, Gambica’s president, Ludo Chapman, says: “I am delighted that Steve has agreed to take over the reins of Gambica at this most important time. Steve knows Gambica well and has been an important part of the team that has transformed our industry’s trade association in recent years. I look forward to working with Steve to continue the good work as we build on our influential position to ensure that the industry’s interests are represented in a time of unprecedented change.

Thanking Dr Philp for his leadership over the past seven years, Gambica’s vice-president, Steve Seddon, says: “At a time when the industries represented by Gambica are front and centre of the UK government’s industrial strategy, it is good to report that Gambica has emerged as one of the most effective and respected sector trade associations in the UK. The influence which Gambica commands in international standards and Gambica’s contacts in the EU will become invaluable as the government’s ties with Europe weaken as a result of Brexit. I would like to thank Graeme for his leadership in guiding Gambica to this position of influence and for delivering tangible value for its members.”

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