The end of an era at PRA

Long serving chairman Brian Madderson is set to step down at the end of this year

Brian Madderson
Outgoing chairman, Brian Madderson.

BRIAN Madderson, chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association and Car Wash Association, is set to retire at the end of this year.

Madderson, who has 12 years of service with the PRA, will step down from his role on 31 December.

Since his appointment as chairman in 2010, Madderson has overseen an expansion of the PRA’s presence north of the border, thanks to the establishment of regional committees in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

During Madderson’s tenure, the PRA was able to retain 70% of the top 50 independent petrol retailers in its membership.

Madderson was also at the helm for the reestablishment of the Car Wash Association in 2016. Since then, the CWA has taken on a broad brief to protect the interests of its members, including campaigns aimed at tackling human trafficking around hand car wash sites, as well as lobbying for the sector’s interests during the Covid crisis.

The outgoing PRA chairman also sat on the board of the Retail Motor Industry Federation for nine years.

Peter Johnson, chairman of the RMI, said: “During the period Brian has been chair, he has fulfilled all the expectations required of the position and worked tirelessly to improve and grow the federation and its association.

“It has been a pleasure to work with Brian and we wish him all the best in his future endeavours.”