Meet the Team

Find out more about the JIB team and the specialist role which they play.

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Jay Parmar

Chief Executive

Jay has a 30-year career in international leadership, spanning diverse industries such as gas, water, automotive and finance. Since 2019, he has served as the Chief Executive of the JIB and Electrotechnical Certification Scheme, responsible for certifying over 175,000 skilled workers. Those in this industry play a pivotal role in electrification including EV charging points, solar PV and nuclear power. They contribute significantly to the global shift away from fossil fuels in a safe and competent manner.

He serves as a non-executive for a number of organisations with a focus on competence, skills development, and building safety. He holds the position of Chair for the CSCS Alliance, a group representing the interests of 2 million skilled workers in the construction and built environment. He is a member of the Industry Competence Committee, serving as an advisor to the Building Safety Regulator.

Jay’s deep passion for promoting safety, competence, and employment standards is integral to the JIB’s core purpose.

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Andy Reakes

Director of Growth and Development 

Andy’s role is focused on the strategic development of the JIB with particular regard to the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS). Andy is experienced in a number of core areas with operational oversight and strategic influence in business development, industrial relations, marketing, charity administration, investigating malpractice, data protection and intellectual property rights.

Andy sits as Secretary to the JIB Skills Development Fund Committee and the ECS Steering Committee and is part of various groups relating to competence and skills across the sector. 

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Roger Horne

Head of Membership

Roger joined the JIB from his previous position as Head of Business Development and Membership Services at the Employment Related Services Association.

Alongside his wide-ranging membership recruitment and retention experience, Roger has a significant business development track record of over 20 years in the employment and skills sector including tendering for public sector funded contracts and partnership working with social housing and devolved authorities.

Roger is responsible for all aspects of JIB member recruitment and retention, including developing membership marketing activities. 

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Martin Meadlarklan

Employment Relations Manager

Martin joined the JIB as Employment Relations Manager at the end of February 2023. Prior to joining the JIB, Martin worked in the railway industry as a HR Business Partner. He is a Chartered Member of the CIPD with extensive HR and employee relations experience gained across a wide range of different sectors.  

At the JIB, Martin is primarily responsible for providing advice and guidance to JIB member companies, operatives, apprentices and other industry organisations on a wide range of employment related issues.

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Kerry Holmes

Marketing and Communication Manager

Kerry joined the JIB in October 2023. She brings experience of delivering strategic marketing and targeted communications for professional membership organisations, most recently at the Society of Operations Engineers. She has also led creative teams within higher education and B2B publishing.

Her role includes creating engaging content and implementing campaigns to promote the JIB and the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS).

About the JIB

The JIB works within the electrical contracting industry to set the highest employment standards and regulate relations between employers and employees.

Value of Membership

Incorporating a broad range of employment resources and benefits, JIB membership represents outstanding value.