Steven Flint has been appointed to the board of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) as its regional director in Australia.

Flint – founder and ceo of The Rigging Shed in Western Australia – will take over from Ashley Thacker, who has stepped down as regional director after nine years of service.

Ross Moloney, ceo of LEEA, said that Thacker “has been a consistent champion of lifting and particularly the use of new technologies and components – something that is a fast-growing part of the sector’s future.”

“I would also like to welcome Steve [Flint] to the board who, being a 34-year industry veteran, will bring a new perspective to the role,” he added.