Dear members,

I hope you are all enjoying this glorious summer weather.

The Board is recommending the appointment of Dr Violaine Chauvet, Dr Anna Garnett and Dr Campbell Price to fill the three vacancies that will arise on the retirement of Dr Margaret Maitland, Liam McNamara and Dr Neal Spencer. Further details are available here.

On rechecking the schedule of trustee appointments and dates, I realised that, contrary to what I wrote in my blog in February, Dr Linda Steynor can remain a trustee for one more year and does not have to stand down in November. This is very good news. Both Linda and I will retire in 2019.

I look forward to seeing (I hope) many of you at the CBAES conference on Saturday.

Best wishes,

Margaret Mountford