I am very sorry to hear this. You have played an enormously important role in
getting so many things started, putting issues on the agenda and keeping
balls rolling. Many many sincere thank you's for that. You will be greatly
missed - and I do hope that you will still be active in the standardisation
I certainly hope someone can come forward soon and take your place, though
that will most definitely be hard. It is not possible for myself or anybody in
my office at the moment.
There have been substantial changes in my office over recent weeks resulting
in my current loan to this office coming to an end and me now having to
return to my home department, the Inland Revenue. With that change I can no
longer represent UK Government on OASIS matters. Therefore I need to step
down as chair of the TC and seek a replacement. You need now to elect a
new chair from among the membership so can you let me have nominations by
29th October and I will instigate a vote.
I am sorry to have to resign but circumstances are beyond my control.
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