The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) has appointed Matt Sturgess as CEO, replacing interim CEO, Paul Crisp.

Matt started his 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 his 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 MD at Simmonsigns.

The LIA has also appointed Jack Adams as laboratory manager. Jack originally joined the LIA after graduating from the University of Sheffield with a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, and has moved through all areas of the laboratory from technician, certification, technical lead, and now laboratory manager.