First of all, a big Thank you to everyone who voted to keep me on the Board of Directors. I’m very grateful for all of the support and very pleased to be able to continue as a Director.
We had our first Board meeting on Thursday and were able to welcome two new Directors to the Board, Jeremy Duggan and Robert Stanton.
This board meeting was a very different experience for me as, due to a rather unfortunate skiing accident resulting in a fractured leg, I was unable to attend in person and instead participated via Skype video call from the comfort of my sofa!
I was disappointed to not be there but was glad to be able to still participate to some degree.
In addition to welcoming the new Directors, there were also a couple of big changes to the UKOUG Board this year.
Ronan Miles has stepped down as Chairman after 11 years in the role, although he will be continuing on the board as a Director.
Elections were held and Debra Lilley
has taken on the role of Chairman and I have taken on the role of Deputy Chair.
I’m delighted to be taking on this role and am grateful for the support shown by my fellow Directors who voted me into the post.
It’s going to be a challenging year ahead, but I am very much looking forward to it. It’s going to be hard work but very much rewarding and I could not do it without the support of my employer and my peers.
I'd like to thank Ronan for everything he has done for the UKOUG and for the support and encouragement he has given me since joining the Board.