Pat has been unwell for some time and, on medical advice, is taking time to regain her health. She was sad to have to stand down, as she told her colleagues of the Management Council (MC) at a recent meeting: “I was very proud to have been elected president of the MC and looked forward to helping AFPOP to continue with its growth and modernisation. I am sad to have to step down midterm but my health must come first. I am confident that the new president will continue to move the association forward and I give him my full support.” Pat will be staying on as an MC member but will be taking a break from activity until the New Year.
Michael Reeve echoed these sentiments: “I wish Pat a speedy return to full health and thank her for the hard work that she put in over the last seven months. It can be unsettling to change president in mid stream but, as I have worked with Chris for the last two-and-a-half years, I am confident that we shall work well together, to carry on what has been started in AFPOP.”