The appointment follows the recent Annual General Meeting when Michael Harding stepped from the Board.
Richard has been a member of the AOP for twelve years and has served as a Member Director for the last three years. His main focus will be to work alongside Kingsley Marten, the recently appointed Managing Director, the staff and of course, the Board of Directors; to guide the organisation forward and deliver changes that will ensure future prosperity.
Richard would like to thank Michael for all his work, drive and determination, which inspired the Board during his presidency. He would also like to thank Matthew Ward and Ed Horwich, who also stepped down as member Directors. Richard would like to wish Ed, Matthew and Michael well for the future and hopes that they will all remain involved with the AOP.
Richard would like to welcome three new Member Directors to the board; Duncan Caratacus Clark, Nick Dunmur and Simon Leach.