MD steps down as GGF President

Thursday, July 13th , 2017

Last week we announced that our MD Alan Burgess ended his Presidency of the GGF, prematurely. The GGF and Alan agreed the following joint press release should be announced......GGF - News - GGF President Steps Down

It is with regret that we must announce Alan Burgess of Masterframe Windows Ltd, has resigned his position of President with the Glass and Glazing Federation with immediate effect.  

Alan has been involved with the GGF for over 20 years and as well as having two terms on the GGF Board, he has also been Chair of the GGF Window and Door Group and Home Improvement Executive.

On leaving the position, Alan commented, “It is with real regret that I feel unable to continue in this role and to step down prematurely”

GGF Vice President, John Agnew of Independent Glass has now been elected by the GGF Board as the new GGF President with immediate effect.

John has been on the GGF Board for many years and is the Chair of the GGF’s Glazing Executive. On taking on the role John commented, “I would like to thank Alan for his contribution to the Federation and I look forward to serving as President and working on behalf of all the GGF Members.”

Sadly today, 17/7/17, the GGF issued a "standard" press release on newswire, one which suggested his departure was due to pressure of work. This was mistakenly issued on newswire but is completely untrue. The GGF later changed the content on newswire to reflect the agreed statement immediately upon it coming to their attention along with the following apology.

"Note: The GGF apologises unreservedly for an earlier statement which was published on this page in error."

It has also been suggested in some quarters, that Alan was asked to step down. This to is also totally untrue, the decision to step down was his, and reluctantly taken on a matter of principal. 

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