The Dentist Magazine.

New chief executive

Published: 06/04/2017

Tony Reed, executive director of the BDIA, is stepping down from his position.

Tony, who has been responsible for running the association for over 20 years, comments, “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the BDIA and have overseen many changes in the industry over the last two decades. I am privileged to have met and worked with so many great characters in the dental community over the years”.

The BDIA Council has appointed Edmund Proffitt, currently the association’s policy and public affairs director, as its new chief executive. He will be assuming the position from April 10. Commenting on his new role, Edmund said, “I am honoured and delighted to be taking up this position. There are many challenges facing BDIA members over the next few years, as well as some great opportunities. I look forward to working with the BDIA Council and members to ensure that the sector is prepared and can prosper going forwards”.

Mike Cann, president of the BDIA, commented, “Edmund has played a key role in growing the association’s influence and presence over the last four years and we are confident that he is the right choice to follow in Tony’s footsteps leading the BDIA”.

Though stepping down as executive director, Tony will remain involved with the association in a financial capacity going forwards.