This morning I chaired a meeting of the Farmers Club General Committee and updated the committee on a highly successful Summer and Autumn programme, reporting how well our members have been supporting and using the club. Thank you for your confidence and to our Club Team for continuing to serve us so well.
I also informed the Committee this morning that during his Annual Appraisal in the summer, Andrei Spence indicated that he planned to submit his formal resignation as our Chief Executive & Club Secretary at the end of this year, to take effect in June 2023 after 7 years’ service.
When Andrei was appointed in 2016 he indicated during his interview that he felt five years was the ideal length of service, so we are grateful that he extended his tenure to see the club through Covid and back into financial strength.
Nicki Quayle, Chairman of Trustees, and I are grateful that Andrei has been kind enough to give us extended notice in order that we can start the recruitment process in good time. The recruitment consultants we have appointed, will start that process later today.
I am sure members will wish to pay their own tribute and thank Andrei nearer to his retirement and Meurig Raymond, our 2023 Chairman, will write to you next Spring.
In the meantime, I know Andrei will continue to lead our team with the same devotion and dedication that he has given throughout his tenure.
John Lee OBE DLClub Chairman
1st November 2022