After 38 years, The Scottish & Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation’s (SNIPEF) chief cxecutive, Robert Burgon, has retired.
Robert joined the Federation as the assistant industrial relations officer in 1978, following his graduation from Heriot Watt University. He then went on to become director and secretary in 1988 and in 2011, chief executive.
Robert played a critical role in the conception and establishment of many of the plumbing industry’s leading bodies and schemes including, BPEC, Sector Skills Councils, Summit Skills and WaterSafe; along with representing the industry and SNIPEF on an international level.
Succeeding him is Fiona Hodgson, SNIPEF’s former head of finance and membership services. She is a chartered accountant with over 20 years’ experience and joined SNIPEF in 1995 as finance and administration manager.