New president and new trustees for Rainy Day Trust

Andrew Weiss of Monument Tools/Weiss Marketing has succeeded Philip Duncan of Akzo Nobel/Active as president of industry charity the Rainy Day Trust.

Philip, who has held the role of president for the past two years, stepped down after serving on the board for 10 years. At the Rainy Day Trust’s AGM on May 7, he was presented with a crystal wine decanter in recognition of his loyalty, support and leadership

Three new members were voted on as trustees at the AGM: Caroline Gordon, joint managing director of south-east cookshop chain Kitchen Kapers; Jason Hopkins of Akzo Nobel; and Pam Plant of the UK office of the International Housewares Association (IHA).

Meanwhile Paul Woolley, managing direct of bira direct, has recently resigned from the board after being an active member for many years, as well as Leigh Baildham, who joined following the merger with the Pottery & Glass Trades Benevolent Fund in 2012.

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