Club accountant retires

After 21 years as Club Accountant Mike Wood is retiring

 

Mike Wood

 

After 21 years and two months as the Club’s Accountant, Mr Mike Wood is leaving to commence his well-earned retirement. 

Mike started at the Club on 1 February 1994 after 27 years in the Royal Army Pay Corps. He was interviewed by the then Honorary Treasurer Mr Peter Jackson; Vice Chairman Mr John Kerr; and the current secretary’s predecessor’s predecessor Mr Gordon Murray.

When he arrived there were no computers and the Auditor came once a quarter, and was often all done and dusted by 10am. Not so now!  In those early days Drummonds made available an overdraft for the last 3 months of the year – how things have changed. Turnover then was £1.1M and the Club had £122,000 in investments – with 5666 members. The Club’s turnover last year was £3.1M, with £1.6M investments and 5440 members. 

Mike has been a hugely loyal and committed servant of the Club throughout his time at Whitehall Court and has never given anything less than 100%. He has moved things on a very long way from where they were. Now it is his time to move on and enjoy a very well deserved retirement in Tenerife.

Mike joined the Past Chairmen for lunch on the 14th April and was presented with a rather splendid set of engraved wine glasses as a farewell gift. The Club wishes him well in his retirement.