Simon Willis has been appointed chairman of The Mineral Products Association (MPA), the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and silica sand industries.

Willis  who has extensive experience in the aggregates and construction materials industry and has held previous directorship roles at Eurovia Infrastructure, Midland Quarry Products and Tarmac, will lead the MPA’s board for the next two years.

He takes over from Tarmac’s Senior Vice President, Martin Riley, to become the 8th chairman of the association. 

Willis said: “I would like to thank Martin for his contribution as chairman over the past two years and I look forward to supporting the MPA, its members and activities as we push ahead during these unprecedented and challenging times.”