28 May 2024, 12:35
By Furniture News May 30, 2023

New members elected to NBF council

Following its AGM on 18th May, the National Bed Federation (NBF) has appointed four new members to its council, with the resignation of four.

Stepping down were: past presidents Tony Lisanti, CEO of Airsprung Group; David Moffitt, CEO of Kaymed; and Ebrahim Patel, MD of Vogue Beds; along with Greg Winston, from Elite Beds.

Tony is the longest-serving member, having been appointed back in 2008 and serving as president from 2017-20. He has also chaired the Circular Economy Committee, and intends to remain on this committee for the moment. Ebrahim has been on the council since 2012 and was president in 2015–17. David joined in 2018 and led the NBF from 2020-22. Greg was elected in 2020 and has now stepped down following the closure of his family’s bed manufacturing business.

Says current president Jim Gerety: “We are immensely grateful to all our departing council and board members for their service to the NBF and the bed industry – long or short. Without their willingness to give up their time and their wise council, the NBF would not be the respected organisation it is.”

In their place, the NBF welcomes four new council members, who were duly elected at the trade association’s AGM: Nick Harland-Smith, MD of Handy; Steve Warren, MD of Sleepeezee; Mike Holmes, MD of Leggett & Platt (Kayfoam Woolfson/Kaymed); and Angela Moran, ESG director at Silentnight.

“Our new council members will I am sure bring a fresh new perspective to our strategy going forwards,” says Jim. “With Tristine Hargreaves replacing Jessica at the helm as executive director, it really does feel like a new era has begun!”

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