Firstly I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Sam Knox (outgoing Chairman) for the work he put into the NI Branch over the last two years. Nobody could have worked harder. I know this personally from many late night email exchanges and some very much just-in-time event management!
During his time as Chairman, Sam has placed the NI Branch on a more manageable and sustainable trajectory by bringing in a number of important changes and streamlining branch activity. That Sam did all of this with great modestly and unselfishly speaks highly of his character and indeed the qualities that a Chairman should bring to the role.