UK: David Ball, founder of the Cambridge-based David Ball Group, has announced he is standing down from the board and operational activities. Ball, who has been chairman of the company for 46 years, said that he will now focus on ‘other interests.’ Ball’s daughter, Victoria Ball will join the board as a non-executive director.
“My business interests have always been driven by the needs of the market and pressing global issues: sustainability, a major concern of our time, drove me to co-invent Cemfree. I will continue to pursue my interests, both in the construction arena and in the area of ethical business practice, which has long been a passion. I am confident that the business will continue to grow and prosper in this exciting new phase,” said Ball.
Ball founded the company in 1970, focusing on special sands and cements. David Ball Group developed Pudlo into a concrete waterproofing systems and invented Cemfree, a low carbon concrete made using ground blast furnace slag (GGBS).