BWCA appoints new chairman

Jon Wicks

The UK’s leading trade body representing the water cooler sector, the British Water Cooler Association (BWCA) has elected Jon Wicks as its new chairman.

John Dundon, who held the non-executive position of chairman for six years, has stepped down.

Mr Wicks was elected by members who attended the AGM in Hinckley on October 4.

He has had many years’ experience in the sector and has been with his present company, BWT UK, for 28 years. He joined his company in the position of finance manager and has gone on to hold several roles including European finance manager and European M&A manager. He was promoted to group finance director and then managing director, a post he has held for 10 years.

Mr Wicks said: “I aim to carry on the excellent work undertaken by John Dundon and I’m honoured to be taking over from him in leading such an important industry body. I  look forward to representing the members here in the UK and the association overseas. I relish leading such a forward-looking organisation and I see my role continuing the great work that has been done in establishing BWCA as the foremost industry body in the sector. My emphasis will be to provide members with added value tools that help demonstrate their market differential”.