Ross Bradshaw appointed as new PEFC UK Chairman
Ross Bradshaw is the incoming PEFC UK Chairman. He succeeds Hugh Miller OBE, who announced his retirement last July, during PEFC UK Annual General Meeting.
In his farewell report, Hugh said: “PEFC has made substantial progress and has much to celebrate. In less than two decades, PEFC has gone from an organisation of 11 national certification systems to 38 member countries and it is still growing.” "Today, two thirds of all certified forests globally are certified to PEFC standards, and more than half of the world’s traded sustainable forest products are being sourced from forests that are certified to PEFC-endorsed standards", he added.
The new PEFC UK Chairman Ross Bradshaw has worked in the paper manufacturing industry for over twenty five years. He began his career by training as a paper maker in Aberdeen. In addition to his role at PEFC UK, Ross is active in a number of industry groups, including The Paper and Board Association and The Stationers Company, The City of London Livery Company for the Communications and Content industries, where he is a Liveryman.
“PEFC UK has gone from strength to strength under Hugh’s leadership. The number of companies undergoing Chain of Custody certification continues to grow, and the PEFC label is appearing on more and more consumer-facing products", underlined Bradshaw. "This year we are embarking on a new project to encourage more UK forest owners to enter into certification so that they are able to help meet growing market demand for certified raw materials."