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RMI appoints new National Association of Bodyshops chair

Julie Eley, group operations manager for ADR Accident Repair Centres, has been elected Chair of the RMI’s National Association of Bodyshops (NAB).

She takes over from Tony Lowe, of Impact Repair Centres, who will continue to represent the NAB on the RMI Board.

The crash repair group within the Retail Motor Industry Federation was known as the Bodyshop Services Division until last year when it was rebranded as the NAB.

Eley commented: “I am delighted to be elected as the new chairman of NAB, especially after such an effective launch of the new brand.

“The industry needs credible representation from a body that is driven by its members and not by commercial gain.

“The key issues for today’s repairers surround PAS125, training and accreditation, welding competence and emerging technologies. The NAB can offer support in these areas.”

Graham Threlfall, head of the NAB, added: “Julie brings a wealth of knowledge to the position and I know she will continue to drive us forward.”

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