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TEC NATIONAL COUNCIL CHAIRMAN ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE

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TEC national council chairman Garry Johnson has announced his intention to stand down at the end of the year. ...
TEC national council chairman Garry Johnson has announced his intention to stand down at the end of the year.

'I have been proud to be associated with TECs during a period in which, whilst retaining and strenghtening our strong local routes, we have developed into a cohesive and significant national movement,' says Sir Garry.

'I believe the time is now right for a new chairman to build on this achievement, backed by new strategic guidance, in which government will confirm the role and functions of TECs/CCTEs for the forseeable future.'

Johnson was appointed chairman for a three-year term. This has now come to an end. During this time he has overseen a review of its policy committees and structures.

Commenting on the move, Tony Rink, chairman of the council's finance and general purposes committee, said: 'Sir Garry has provided excellent leadership for the TEC movement through a time of enormous challenge and change. He has made a significant contribution to the work of the council during his three year tenure and we are grateful to him.'

The search now begins for a successor to Johnson. The process will be one of open recruitment and the council will be seeking a business person of standing, with experience and knowledge of TECs. Sir Garry will continue to serve as chairman until a successor is in place.

TEC National Council recently appointed a new chief executive. Jacqui Henderson takes up the post today.

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