With Brett Avery, HTA Vice-President, taking up employment with Hall Hunter Partnership, a UK soft fruit grower outside of HTA membership, he will regrettably not be able to put himself forward for the President-role at this year’s AGM on 7 October. We were obviously looking forward to Brett being proposed as the new HTA President. He has served just over a year as Vice-President and chaired a number of committees and groups over the years – bringing his expertise and enthusiasm to the roles. Current HTA President, Boyd Douglas-Davies has kindly agreed to continue in the role while we conclude the appointment of a successor. We wish Brett the very best in his new job.