APLF Academy



Reg Hankey

Pittards Ethiopia



Reg Hankey is a career veteran of the leather manufacturing industry. He joined Pittards as Technical Director in 1990 and was appointed CEO in 2007. He is a director of Leather UK and works with many other organisations, including the University of Northampton to further the interests of leather making and promote it as a career to young people.

Reg began working directly in Ethiopia in 1991 and since Pittards started making leather there in 2005, first under licence and subsequently in its own tannery, he has been instrumental in both establishing the country as a manufacturing location of choice and demonstrating how to add value to the supply chain by expanding Pittards leather-making expertise to include glove-making and footwear.