Industry appointment – new MPA board member, UK

Industry appointment – new MPA board member, UK
Published: 28 October 2011

Simon Vivian, chief executive of Breedon Aggregates Ltd – the largest independent aggregates company in the UK, has been appointed to the board of the Mineral Products Association (MPA).

Commenting on the appointment, MPA chief executive Nigel Jackson said: ‘The MPA board and council are delighted that Simon Vivian has accepted the invitation to join the board. This will ensure that the balance of the MPA board fully reflects and fairly represents the membership of the Association with five major companies being counterbalanced by five strong SME members.’

In addition to his current role as chief executive Breedon Aggregates, Mr Vivian is a previous chairman of the Quarry Products Association (QPA) and was formerly a director of Hanson plc, running the company’s European business, and chief executive of Mowlem plc. Breedon Aggregates was created when AIM-listed Marwyn Materials acquired the UK business of Ennstone plc in September 2010.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Vivian (pictured) said: ‘I am enjoying my return to the industry after a few years absence and look forward to making a full contribution to the MPA and the important work that it does representing the interests of its membership.’