Institute of Quarrying appoints new president

By |  September 23, 2016
Miles Watkins, left, succeeds Anthony Morgan as president of the Institute of Quarrying. Photo courtesy of the Institute of Quarrying

Miles Watkins, left, succeeds Anthony Morgan as president of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ). Photo courtesy of IQ.

The Institute of Quarrying (IQ) named Miles Watkins as its president following the completion of outgoing president Anthony Morgan’s two-year tenure.

IQ, based in the U.K., is an international professional body for the aggregate and construction materials industries, with more than 6,000 members in 50 countries. IQ has partnered with the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association on several occasions to promote education and training.

According to IQ, Watkins joined BRE in 2013 to serve as its group business development director after a 17-year position at Aggregate Industries.

“I have always taken a proactive role in our industry,” Watkins says. “The scope of my presidency enables me to continue to champion quarrying and the huge benefits we, as a sector, deliver not just to the U.K. economy but around the world.”

Morgan served as the IQ’s first South Wales branch member to take on the presidency in 40 years. He succeeded Colin Jenkins as president in December 2014 and served IQ for more than 25 years at the branch level. He is also the former chairman of the Quarry Products Association in Wales.

“I am immensely proud of the progress that [IQ] has made over the last couple of years,” Morgan says. “In our new president, we have a dynamic, enthusiastic and driven individual who I am certain will drive forward the IQ and continue to enhance the industry’s reputation, as well as its pivotal position in the U.K., European and global economies.”

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