I am delighted to announce that Jeremy Stanyard has agreed to become the next chairman of PARA. He will take over from me after the Annual Meeting on 1st July. So after 13 years I will be taking a back seat – I will however remain on the committee and, for the time being, continue to edit PARAnews. I am sure you will all join me in wishing Jeremy all the very best in his new role. Jeremy retired from PA only last year and so brings a fresh approach to the job and considerably more recent experience of the company.