Oliver Auston will succeed Kat Moss as chair of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) board, effective January 2024.  


Source: LEEA

Left to Right: Kat Moss, Oliver Auston and Dave Cormack

Moss will complete her two years of service as chair at the end of 2023, during which she has played a pivotal role in many of the association’s initiatives, such as the Lifting Technician Apprenticeship that is now being delivered in England.  

Auston, who currently serves as vice chair and is ceo of Safehold, previously served as chair of LEEA between 2016 and 2017. He said: “This is possibly the most important and exciting phase in LEEA’s history. Our plans and vision are ambitious, our strategy is well developed, and we have the resources to deliver. Being chosen to lead our board and support our group through this journey is an honour.”   

Taking on the vice chair role from January will be Dave Cormack, managing director at Delphini.  

Other key LEEA board roles will be Derek Buck as technical committee chair and Chris Towne as learning and development committee chair.