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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:32 pm 
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I have great pleasure in announcing that I have finalised my due diligence and agreed terms with the new, permanent Chief Executive for the NRA. Andrew Mercer joins us from the Lowther Castle and Gardens Trust, where he is Project and Commercial Director on this complex restoration and economic regeneration project. Prior to this, he was Chief Executive of the East of England Agricultural Society, responsible for the modernisation of this large, but highly traditional Charity.

In both roles he has managed multiple interest groups and grown commercial trading whilst upgrading the charitable aspects of both organisations. He also brings operations and marketing experience from more conventional corporate backgrounds.

With a First from Oxford, Andrew has a strong intellect and is a good motivator and communicator, with considerable media experience.

There will be many, I am sure, who will ask why we are appointing someone without a strong shooting background. The reasons are quite simple. First and foremost, the Chief Executive’s role is to execute the charitable and commercial objectives of the NRA. Being a good (or indifferent) shot adds nothing to the skills required to achieve this. Second, shooters were as able to apply for the role as anyone else; they were not excluded, they were simply not given any special priority. If shooting is to be strengthened and grown, we need a strong NRA. That means appointing the best candidate to continue the work we have started.

Andrew will start in November, at which point, obviously, I will step down.
Andrew’s appointment marks another milestone in the regeneration of the NRA. Having restructured the organisation and taken significant steps towards its continued financial success, we look forward to Andrew building upon what we have achieved thus far.

Derrick Mabbott
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:36 pm 
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Hurrah!

I accept the argument about the candidate being a shooter. The key to the success/failure of the NRA lies in growing the organisation, getting rid of the cronies and expanding it's appeal and representation. It sounds like this chap may have the skills required and I think we should reserve judgement until he has had a chance t make an impact.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:46 pm 
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Mike357 wrote:
Hurrah!

I accept the argument about the candidate being a shooter. The key to the success/failure of the NRA lies in growing the organisation, getting rid of the cronies and expanding it's appeal and representation. It sounds like this chap may have the skills required and I think we should reserve judgement until he has had a chance t make an impact.



I echo Mikes comments and wish him well

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:55 pm 
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I wish him luck and welcome him to the post. I look forward to meeting him in the regions soon as part of his induction.

However he will only be as effective as the Council and trustees allow him to be, they are ultimately responsible for the shambles that is the NRA and until there is a root and branch clear out there as well I fear the paid officers will struggle.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:31 pm 
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wtfwtf

s*** thats twice in a week I've agreed with dromia :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:35 pm 
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Are you feeling alright Karen. You definitely sound out of sorts.

;) :lol:

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Are you feeling alright Karen. You definitely sound out of sorts.

;) :lol:


She must have been following your advice & taking less water with it

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My advice is always NO water with it. :grin:

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Good luck to him; he deserves all our support.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:44 pm 
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Oxford does not hand out Firsts to numpties, so this chap must be quite smart. Wonder if he is smart enough to deal with the intransigence that seems to be a part of many shooters character though?
Even the motorbike mob don't seem to have quite such strongly held opinions.

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