Brian Smith, the Fund Secretary, is to step down from his post early in 2016. Brian has been Secretary since 2005. He said ‘ It has been a privilege to support the Fund and its Trustees for the last ten years, but now is a good time to leave, as the Fund has completed its review of its funding policy and has embarked upon a major research project’. The Chairman, David Hutchinson, said ‘ I enjoy very much working with Brian. We are all very sorry to be losing his services’.