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Sporton appointed Chief Executive of GCCA

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The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has appointed Benjamin Sporton as Chief Executive. Sporton joins the GCCA from the World Coal Association (WCA) and will take up the role in early October.

Sporton’s appointment is “an important step in establishing the GCCA as a respected industry voice and trusted source of information on sustainable construction,” said Albert Manifold, President of GCCA and CEO of CRH.

“His experience in the area of industrial policy and advocacy will help the association to quickly commence the important work of addressing the challenges facing the cement and concrete industry globally.”

Sporton joined the WCA as its Policy Director in 2010, becoming Deputy Chief Executive in 2012 and Chief Executive in 2014. In that role, he led the WCA’s strategic and business planning and was responsible for its policy and advocacy work with a particular focus on sustainable development and climate change issues.

In the role of Chief Executive, Sporton will lead the GCCA’s efforts to drive advances in sustainable construction, working to enhance the cement and concrete industry’s contribution to a variety of global social and developmental challenges.

“Concrete has proved durable and resilient since Roman times, but innovations in the industry are ensuring it meets the challenges of the 21st Century.,” said Sporton. “I look forward to working with the industry to shape a sustainable future for cement and concrete and demonstrate how our product can help build a better world.”

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