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Paul Boss has now taken up his position as the new Chief Executive of the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA). Paul has over 30 years’ experience within local authority highways and since 2005 has been the Highway Asset Manager looking after strategic, tactical and operational highway asset management in Staffordshire. He joined Amey in 2014 as part of the Staffordshire County Council/Amey Infrastructure+ Strategic Highway Partnership and managed the teams responsible for the design of structural, preventative and structures schemes within the Partnership.

Rory O’Connor, who was acting as Interim Chief Executive, is the RSTA Chief Technical Officer. Rory has worked closely with the RSTA for 10 years as a Director of RSTA member company Tarstone Surfacing Ltd in various capacities as RSTA Executive Committee member, Chairman – Surface Dressing Sector, and participant in numerous RSTA committees and technical groups including BBA/HAPAS, BSI and CEN committees.

Paul and Rory will lead RSTA in meeting head-on the challenges facing the road surface maintenance industry with a proactive approach that will turn these challenges into opportunities by increasing dialogue with government and industry stakeholders, furthering supply chain collaboration with highway authorities and developing association services for the benefits of RSTA members.

To this end, RSTA will continue to be the focal point for the sector. Central to that will be the development of best practice guidance and industry codes of practice plus the provision of pertinent programmes of industry training and assessments to ensure a qualified and well-trained workforce.