Hanlie Turner has been a member of the Concrete Society for many years and has held several voluntary positions in the organisation including Chairperson of the Inland Branch and, more recently, that of National Vice-President. Her new role as President of the CSSA will include heading up the Board of Directors and coordinating the work of the Society at national level. She will also be responsible for formulating the policy for the Society that will be implemented nationally.
During her two year term as president, Turner will take a four-tiered approach to move the organisation forward: by analysing everything critically, being open to and implementing change where necessary, developing an innovative value offering for members and implementing necessary succession planning.
''This role will provide me with an opportunity to give back to an industry that I have been part of my entire life. I am excited about working with society members to find ways for players in the sector to rise above the challenges of a weak economy, a decline in civil construction confidence and crippling cement imports,'' says Turner.
''I can think of no better person to lead the Concrete Society into the future. Hanlie is incredibly passionate about all things concrete (including cement, of course) and this, together with her extraordinary leadership skills, augers well for the Society as it builds its image and relevance in the built environment sector,'' comments John Sheath, CEO of CSSA.
Turner is the fourth PPC Ltd employee and the only woman to be elected as president of the CSSA in the organisation’s history.
Adapted from press release by Rebecca Bowden
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