James Talman set to take over as NFRC CEO

The National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) has announced that James Talman, current chief executive of the Single Ply Roofing Association, has been chosen to take over from outgoing NFRC chief executive, Ray Horwood.

Following a comprehensive search for a replacement to take over from Mr. Horwood when he retires later this year, James Talman was chosen from “a strong list of applicants”.

A statement from the NFRC said: “The NFRC Board are pleased to announce that James Talman, current CEO of the Single Ply Roofing association (SPRA), has been selected from this extensive list of candidates to take on the leadership of NFRC at the end of the year, after a transition period with the current incumbent.

“The appointment is endorsed by the SPRA leadership and will help cement the ever closer relationship between the two organisations.”

Andrew Turnbull, president of the NFRC, stated that Ray Horwood “would be greatly missed” but explained that James Talman had “wide experience with an excellent knowledge of the roofing industry”, and was “an ideal replacement to lead the NFRC in its progressive work to support members and to further promote the industry.”

In a statement on SPRA’s website, SPRA chairman Mike Crook said: “I am pleased to advise that James Talman, our CEO, has agreed to take on the role of CEO of the NFRC from September 28 in succession to Ray Horwood.

“We are disappointed that James will be leaving us, having transformed our organisation into one which is dynamic and admired in the construction association sector. We will continue with our core strategies of influence, educating and supporting our members and stakeholders, and have a rigorous set of objectives to be fulfilled this year.

“Naturally we wish to continue to build our strong relationship with the NFRC and are committed to a unified roofing industry. Our Council are meeting shortly to agree on a succession plan which will be released to the market soon after.”