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BHTA appoints new President to support UK healthcare and assistive technology companies

Leyton Stevens, Chairman of the BHTA, David Stockdale CEO at the BHTA, Andrew Stevenson, President of the BHTA and Alastair Maxwell, former BHTA President.

The British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA) has appointed former chairman, Andrew Stevenson, as President.

Andrew is an experienced director with a demonstrated history of working in the medical device industry within the UK and international markets. He also consults for both the public sector and private or self-pay channels via his healthcare consultancy company.

Andrew has held several other non-executive Board positions during his time with BHTA. He previously served as Interim Director General for over a year before his position as Chairman for more than three years. 

Commenting on his appointment, Andrew said: “I am delighted to have been asked by the board of the BHTA to take up the role of president of the association.

“The future for our industry is an exciting and challenging one, we have new market rules and regulations to align with, changes in our public sector stakeholder expectations that will need innovative and strong business plans, and a population demographic that has strong views on the quality and level of product and care services it will demand.

“I look forward to working with the secretariat, board and sections to ensure that the BHTA remains at the forefront of the industry in supporting members to achieve their goals and expectations and strengthening outcomes for all our customers in this amazing and vital sector.”

David Stockdale, Chief Executive Officer at the BHTA, added: “Working with Andrew as Chair has been an honour, he has served the BHTA in an incredibly challenging time and I will always be personally thankful for the significant help and support he gave me, coming in as CEO. I am sure he will go on to give the same insightful input and dedication to the BHTA during his time as President.”

The outgoing president, Alastair Maxwell, Managing Director at Crest Medical has just completed his three year term at the BHTA.

Commenting on his departure, David said: “Alastair again has helped the BHTA through significant challenge and it has been an honour to get to know him towards the end of his Presidency.

“He has always had members’ needs at the heart of what he does and his contributions in the boardroom will be sorely missed.”