IPAF Councils

IPAF Council

IPAF’s governing body is the IPAF Council, which is composed of the IPAF Board members, Committee chairpersons, Country/Regional Council chairpersons and five directly elected members. Council members are elected for a two-year period by IPAF members. View Past Presidents of IPAF.

Board Members:

  • President: Nick Selley, AFI-Uplift
  • Deputy President: Brad Boehler, Skyjack
  • Vice President: Norty Turner, Riwal
  • CEO & Managing Director: Tim Whiteman, IPAF
  • Immediate Past President: Andy Studdert, NES Rentals
  • Director: Peter Douglas, Nationwide Platforms
  • Director: Karin Nars, Dinolift
  • Director: Karel Huijser, JLG

Council Members:

  • Jacco de Kluyver, Genie
  • Arne Dirckinck-Holmfeld, PB Lifttechnik
  • Enrique Garcia Delgado, Snorkel
  • Marcello Plonski Brasil, RCB Locações de Equipamentos e Máquinas 
  • Kai Schliephake, Partnerlift
  • Mark Winfield, HSS

Committee Chairpersons

  • Manufacturers’ Technical Committee, Phillip Godding, JLG
  • Mast Climbing Work Platforms Committee, Kevin O’Shea, Hydro Mobile
  • Training Committee, Darren Verschuren, ALS Safety
  • IPAF Rental+ Committee, Steven Gerrard, Lifterz

IPAF Country and Regional Councils

IPAF country and regional councils consider specific issues and make recommendations to the IPAF Council for further discussion and action. They also organise national and regional activities that underpin and promote the safe use of powered access.

The current councils and chairpersons are:

  • Brazilian Country Council
    Marcelo Racca, Haulotte Do Brasil
  • India Country Council
    Nitin Gokhale, Dynamic Crane Engineers
  • Irish Council
    Julie Smyth, Highway Plant
  • Italian Country Council
    Paolo Pianigiani, IMER Group
  • Netherlands Country Council
    Martijn Kamphuis, Kamphuis Hoogwerkers
  • North American Regional Council
    Teresa Kee, United Rentals Inc
  • Portuguese Country Council
    Paulo Martins, Machrent SA
  • Singapore Country Council
    Daniel Ho, Terex Singapore
  • Spanish Country Council
    Florencio Alonso, AP Aerial Platforms
  • Swiss Country Council
    Vice Chairperson Arnaud Baumgartner, Accès & Elévatique SA
  • Middle East Regional Council
    Robert Cavaleri, Manlift Middle East
  • UK Country Council
    Brian Stead, Loxam Access