The LIA Council

The LIA Council is made up of professionals from various aspects of the UK Lighting Industry. The purpose of the LIA Council is to ensure LIA’s continued prosperity by collectively directing its affairs, while meeting the appropriate interests of its Members and relevant stakeholders.

The Council focuses on four key areas:

  • establishing vision, mission and values 
  • setting strategy and structure
  • delegating to management
  • exercising accountability to shareholders and being responsible to relevant stakeholders

Dave Ribbons - President

Senior Director of Sales, Europe and Africa

Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.



David joined the Lutron family in 2013. In his current role, David leads and manages a diverse sales team through Specification, OEM, Distribution and Residential IS channels, across Europe and Africa. David specialises in customer relationships and creating a motivational team environment.
With over 25 years’ experience in the lighting industry, David is a highly skilled and motivated senior sales leader with a strong background in light sources and fixtures specifically.
David’s key focus is to make Lutron the number one European lighting management company in both commercial and residential applications.
Prior to joining Lutron Electronics, David was the Vice President for Sales and Marketing in Europe at Havells Sylvania. During this time, David’s focus was on working with countries on growth and profit targets by coaching them to deliver firstly profit on current turnover followed by double-digit growth when profit is achieved.
David is Vice President of the Lighting Industry Association (LIA), where he is able to pursue his passion for raising awareness of the benefits of good quality lighting.
Outside of work, David is a father of three and is a keen football supporter. He is also a travel enthusiast, and enjoys experiencing different cultures and traditions.


Terry Dean - Vice President






Today, the LIA Council Comprises of 24 industry professionals:

  • Alasdair McRury - Holophane Europe Limited and Carandini Spain
  • Andrew Nixon -  Martech UK Ltd
  • Andy Hughes - ZG Lighting (UK) Limited
  • Craig Lewis - Novah Limited
  • Dave Ribbons - Lutron Electronics Limited
  • David Wright - Jordan Reflectors Limited and Emergency Lighting Products Limited
  • Mark King - Eaton
  • Nicola McGuirk - Dar Lighting Limited
  • Peter Denny - NVC Lighting
  • Peter Hunt - The LIA
  • Peter Le Manquais - Wila
  • Peter McVeigh - Status International Limited
  • Peter Scott - Fernhoward Limited
  • Phil Cross - Philips Lighting Limited
  • Richard Bushnell - Osram Limited
  • Richard Kemp - Ansell
  • Russell Cameron - Innermost Ltd
  • Shaun Davies - TP 24
  • Simon Lilley - S Lilley & Son Limited
  • Steve Davies - The LIA
  • Steve Stark - Ledvance
  • Stewart Langdown - Zen Control
  • Terry Dean -DW Windsor Limited
  • Tom Doneghan - Inlico Limited