David Weeks has decided tostand downfrom his position as Co-Chair of the Association of Member Nominated Trustees (AMNT) following adiagnosis of cancer. His resignation as Co-Chair will become effective after the next AMNT Committee meeting on August 16, 2021. He will remain a member of the AMNT committee until the AGM in 2022.
David joined the AMNT in 2012 and was elected to the position of Co-Chair on the retirement of Barry Parr in2016. He has successfully led the Association alongside Janice Turner and in recognitionreceived the Pensions Management Institute award for outstanding contribution to the pensions industry in 2019.
Commenting on his decision to stand down David said:
“It has been an honour to lead the Association alongside my Co-Chair Janice Turner. The AMNT is now a force to be reckoned with and I am proud to have done my part in ensuring that the voice of our members continues to be heard at the highest levels.
“Unfortunately I am no longer in the best of health and cannot commit the time and energy needed to guide the Association going forward. So I felt now was the best to hand over the reins. In the short term, Janice will preside as sole Chair. A selection process to elect a new Co-Chair will begin with immediate effect.
“I would like to thank all of my friends and colleagues at the AMNT for their support and guidance during my time as Co-Chair and look forward to taking a more hands off role as a member of the committee over the next year”.
Commenting on behalf of the AMNT Janice Turner said: “It has been a pleasure working alongside David as Co-Chair. Together we have achieved notable successes on behalf of our members. On behalf of AMNT I thank him for his service, insight and drive, which has enabled us to speak truth to power, providing a vital and independent voice in pensions governance whilst unquestionably raising the standards of trusteeship”.
It is very sad to hear of David’s death. He will be remembered as a shining light.