Paul Rose has been appointed as the new chief executive for OFTEC (the Oil Firing Technical Association). He will take over on 1 August 2016 from Jeremy Hawksley, who is retiring.

Currently OFTEC's technical director, Mr Rose has worked in a number of technical roles for the organisation since joining it in 2005. He was appointed as chief executive following a competitive selection process during which external candidates were interviewed.

OFTEC chairman Nick Hawkins said: "Paul is very well known in the oil heating sector having been technical director at OFTEC since 2011. He represents OFTEC on a number of national and European technical panels relating to heating. Paul is a member of the Chartered Management Institute, Institute of Domestic Heating and Environmental Engineers (IDHEE), and is a UKAS technical assessor in the area of ‘certification of persons’, a route to registering with a competent person scheme.

"The Board is confident that Paul is the right person to take OFTEC forward and to ensure that oil heating and cooking has a bright future."