25 April 2016

PASMA elects first Deputy Chairwoman

PASMA elects first Deputy Chairwoman

For the first time in its 42 year history, PASMA, the trade association representing the international mobile access tower industry, has elected a Deputy Chairwoman. The elected Gillian Rutter takes over from John Bungay who recently retired from Council.

A member of PASMA’s governing body since 1988 and the Association’s Hire Assembly committee since 2013, Gillian has been a life-long member of the Association, and was one of the first women to successfully complete the PASMA ‘Towers for Users’ course aged just 17. 

Gillian joined Stephens and Carter straight from school in 1988 and quickly worked her way up to the job of Hire Controller. In 1990 she moved to an east London-based access company and spent the next 25 years helping to develop the firm, latterly as managing director.

PASMA’s new Deputy Chairwoman now runs Skyward Access Training Limited based in Harold Wood, Essex, and is one of the directors of Hire Access Limited, a Hirer/Dealer and Hire Assembly member of PASMA that operates nationally throughout the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

Skyward delivers the complete range of PASMA training courses including the advanced course ’Towers on Stairs’ and the just released ’Towers with Cantilevers’. 

Comments Gillian: “As a fully qualified PASMA training instructor myself, I know and understand towers and speak the language. My entire career has been devoted to towers, safety and best practice, and I plan to put this knowledge and expertise to good use in the weeks and months ahead.”

“PASMA is instantly recognisable as a training provider, but it does much more than training. It’s a major contributor to the development of standards and guidance, both nationally and internationally, and I want to reinforce this message in my new role.”


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