After nearly 17 years at the helm of the National Bed Federation (NBF) and more than 35 years working with the federation, Jessica Alexander has announced her intention to begin her retirement journey.
Consequently, the NBF board of directors begins the search for a person to replace her as general director of the association.
Once her replacement is found, Jessica will remain on a part-time basis and continue to lead NBF’s sustainability program and Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) planning, and represent NBF’s interests on the Boards of Directors. administration of the British Furniture Confederation. (BFC) and the Furniture & Interiors Education, Skills and Training Alliance (FIESTA). She will also support her successor to ensure a smooth leadership transition.
She will also continue to be an active member of The Furniture Makers’ Company and charity, where she is currently second assistant.
NBF President Jim Gerety said, “We have been extremely fortunate to have had Jessica leading NBF for so long. We owe him a huge debt of thanks for making NBF a modern, forward thinking and highly respected trade association for our industry. We are delighted to still be able to benefit from his knowledge and experience to ensure a smooth transition into a new era.
Jessica adds: “It has been a tough decision – I love this job! But I feel the time has come, both for me personally and for NBF, to begin the process of handing over the relay. In the meantime, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue my involvement in our sustainability agenda, and in particular our engagement with government.The next two years are going to be a critical time.