CPI names new director general

Andrew Large

Andrew Large has been appointed the new director general of the Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI).

The former Trade Association Forum chairman will replace David Workman, who is stepping down at the end of September.

Andrew has worked in the Commission in Brussels, the steel industry and has run two trade associations, most recently The British Poultry Council. He said, “I am delighted to be joining CPI. I have known David for many years and greatly respect his achievements in the role.

“Post the UK referendum decision, these are especially challenging times for the UK’s paper-based Industries and I am looking forward to working with the excellent CPI team to represent this vital industry in the UK, EU and further afield.”

David Workman commented, “My time at CPI has been very rewarding and hugely enjoyable, largely due to the tremendous support that I have received from the team and from the members. However, the time is now right for a change in leadership, given the Brexit vote and the changes in government that have ensued.

“I believe that in appointing Andrew, CPI has made a wise choice and I wish him well in dealing with the challenges that will inevitably come his way in the future.”