Haydn Steele retires from CPA
22 June 2017
On 22 June Haydn Steele announced his retirement from the Construction Plant-hire Association in the United Kingdom.
Steele said he left for health reasons after 16 years at the association. His earlier career was in the Royal Air Force where his experience in training and health & safety stood him in good stead for his safety and training manager role at CPA. Steele gave advice on training and safety and worked with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to help ensure that the needs of CPA members and the plant sector in general were met.
On the crane side, Steele helped develop, in partnership with other European countries, the European Crane Operator Licence scheme. He was also responsible for the association’s presence at exhibitions, for CPA events, and for the Stars of the Future apprenticeship awards.
Steele commented, “The time has come for me to retire from the CPA after 16 years on 22nd June 2017 due to health issues from which I can now put my feet up and relax…some would say I’ve been relaxed enough during the past 16 years.
“It’s been a privilege and pleasure to have worked with and alongside members and industry during my time at the CPA. Much has changed during this time, mainly for the good and I hope my time spent with the CPA has been appreciated, having done the best for the members and industry in general. I will miss the interaction with everyone and I wish you all a very prosperous and healthy future.”
Colin Wood, CPA chief executive, said, “We’re sad to lose Haydn but understand the reasons for his departure, he’s certainly left his legacy and a hard act to follow and his character and achievements will be noted for many years to come. We wish him all the best in the future.”
Kevin Minton, CPA director, said, “We have all enjoyed working with Haydn, and we wish him a happy, healthy and fulfilling retirement.”