This is my last letter as your President and I am in reflective mood.
It has been a very enjoyable and challenging three years.
I have been fortunate to have Fiona Aiken to lean on, organise me and generally make things happen. But I have also been fortunate to have some very committed colleagues on the Committee who have helped to keep the wheels turning. Though it may be inappropriate to single out individuals, I must mention Tim Loadsman who has served more Presidents than even he probably cares to remember. I am grateful to him for his wise counsel and continued patience even when all around him were losing theirs!
In Tony Whitestone I believe the OBA has a dedicated and worthy President-elect. As well as being a hugely popular former member of Staff, Tony is the father of an OB and remains deeply committed to the College in other ways. Though he has many other interests to keep him occupied in retirement, I am delighted that he has agreed to take this role on.
I wish him and everyone involved with the Association great success for the future. I will certainly do all I can to support your activities and remain involved.
Thank you all for your support these last three years.
David Gold (S. 1986-91)