LIA appoints new CEO

(UK) –The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) has appointed Matt Sturgess to the position of CEO.

Sturgess took up the position on 12 April, replacing interim CEO Paul Crisp, who had been supporting the LIA team and its Members as they plan for the post-2020 era.

Sturgess started out professional life as an electronics graduate engineer, sponsored by a Thorn EMI business. Early on, he moved into sales and progressed into senior roles in different industries, with a passion for personal learning and development. Drawing from his experience supporting growth in blue chip global businesses and SMEs, along the way he gained an MBA.

More recently, he has worked within the lighting industry, having operated as the Commercial Director of Sylvania Lighting and also held the position of Managing Director at Simmonsigns. He has a passion for combining his technical heritage, a history of developing customer partnerships and helping individuals and businesses grow and develop.