Members of the UKROEd board had their opportunity to congratulate Ian Aspinall for his long service to the organisation, and to wish him well in retirement. Ian, who retired at the end of March, attended a board meeting in late June, where UKROEd chair Suzette Davenport QPM presented him with a beautiful watch and a certificate of service.
Suzette told Ian his contribution had been vital in developing the organisation and steering the NDORS scheme in the right direction. “It gives me great satisfaction to say that we must recognise, respect, and appreciate all the valuable skills, knowledge and positive qualities that you brought to UKROEd. Thank you for all your time and efforts in helping shaping our organisation.
“It is sad to lose you from the team, but we all need to express our sincere gratitude to you for your contribution to the organisation, and for your willingness to guide and inspire everyone – myself included – who became involved.
“We wish you every happiness in your retirement, and we look forward to hearing from you and Chrissy in the months and years to come.”
Ian spoke with enthusiasm about UKROEd and the strength of the NDORS scheme it administers. “I feel the team – and the Scheme – are in a very strong place. I am sure you will continue to improve and develop, whilst never losing sight of your key task of saving lives on our roads, ” he said.
“Personally I knew the time had come for me to step aside, and I have plans to do all the things I have wanted to do but just never had enough hours in the day.
“Credit for UKROEd’s success so far belongs to the wider family, police, providers, trainers, instructors, and other interested stakeholders and certainly last but not least the team of hard-working dedicated UKROEd staff . Without this collective and unswerving support, the organisation would not be where it is today.
“Thank you all, and my very best wishes for your future success.”