As Steven Flint, founder and CEO of The Rigging Shed in Western Australia, takes his place on the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) Board as Regional Director – Australia, he commented: “My overall focus will be the membership – and letting the rest of the LEEA Board and organisation know their views, thoughts and aspirations.”

He added: “I would like to thank Ashley Thacker for his work and dedication to LEEA during his tenure in the role. I wish also to thank the members who endorsed me to represent them and look forward to hearing their views.” These are likely to encompass key industry trends such as communications, information technology, automation and the Covid pandemic’s affect on daily working lives. Other issues topping the region’s agenda include material quality and addressing climate change through the adoption of renewable energy.

Steve Flint concluded: “There will be more autonomy for Australian and New Zealand LEEA members, leading to some real and meaningful improvements on several levels, with additional member and industry benefit.  Education is the future and creating industry specific qualifications will enhance our ability to attract, train and retain technical people. Working with Justin Boehm, LEEA’s Member Engagement Manager for Australia, we will be driving this forward and I particularly look forward to hearing from our members.”

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