The National Federation of Demolition Contractors has announced that Duncan Rudall is to replace Howard Button as CEO.
Rudall is a popular figure in UK demolition circles and his name has been linked to the role since it was announced that the search had started for a replacement.
He has been an active member of the Institute of Demolition Engineers and a former regional chairman within the NFDC so he knows the inner workings of the Federation. As a former demolition trainer, Rudall also brings with him a wealth of knowledge on training which will be invaluable as – presumably – he will be responsible for overseeing the National Demolition Training Group.
Federation members will, I am sure, be relieved that the new CEO has been found within the demolition sector rather than from without.
Howard Button will be a tough act to follow. But Rudall is well-known and well-liked, and he will bring with him some youthful vigour. Besides, it is understood that Rudall will work alongside his predecessor during a transition period before taking up the reins full-time.