BM TRADA appoints Chain of Custody Technical Manager


LONDON, UK – September 21, 2021 – BM TRADA, part of the Element Group, has announced the appointment of Ewan Brown as chain of custody technical manager.

 Ewan Brown has worked in certification on both the client management and auditing sides for more than 12 years, bringing a wealth of experience to the role. He joins BM TRADA from the Soil Association, where he has worked for eight years as senior certification manager. Prior to that, he worked as certification manager for the Engineered Wood Products Association of Australasia (EWPAA), in Brisbane, Australia.

His new role sees Ewan returning to the business, as he formerly worked as a timber technical consultant for TRADA, before moving to Brisbane.

As chain of custody technical manager, Ewan is responsible for taking the technical lead for the chain of custody schemes, and providing support and leadership to the certification business on technical matters relating to chain of custody certification and associated requirements.

Rob Veitch, EVP Fire and Building Products at Element said:

“The supply chain can be a real threat to sustainability if it is not properly managed. Chain of custody delivers reassurance to end users and enhances business reputation; as well as proving compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements and ensuring a sustainable supply chain, which protects people and the planet.

“It is crucial that we have the best engaged experts on our teams, and it is a pleasure to welcome Ewan back to the business in this new role. His extensive experience in timber and certification, both in the UK and internationally, will make him a real asset to BM TRADA.”

 BM TRADA is a leading international certification body and has extensive experience in the sustainability sector. BM TRADA provides certification to all the major management systems standards, as well as chain of custody and sustainable supply chain certification, product and service certification, and UKCA marking.



BM TRADA, part of the Element Group, specializes in providing a comprehensive range of independent testing, inspection, certification technical and training services. We help organizations to demonstrate their business and product credentials and to improve performance and compliance.

We exist to help our customers to make certain that the management systems, supply chain and product certification schemes they operate are compliant and fit for purpose.


About Element

The Element Materials Technology Group is one of the world’s leading global providers of testing, inspection and certification services for a diverse range of materials, products and technologies in advanced industrial supply chains where failure is not an option. Headquartered in London, UK, Element’s team of more than 6,000 expert scientists, engineers and technicians operate from around 200 locations across five continents, delivering an extensive range of solutions to customers in critical industries including aerospace, connected technologies, construction, defense, energy, environmental, life sciences and transportation.

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