January 31, 2003

Ussher To Step Down As RSPBA Chairman

George Ussher will step down as Chairman of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association’s (RSPBA) National Council at the organization’s Annual General Meeting in March.

An Ulsterman, Ussher has held the post since 2001, when he took the position by proclamation at that year’s AGM. Since then, Ussher has seen the organization rebound from near financial catastrophe, while also witnessing the association’s outright rejection of the long-planned and debated Millennium Report.

“I plan to step down in March,” Ussher commented. “At a time when so much change is under way within the RSPBA, the increasing family and business commitments have persuaded me that it is time for someone who can devote more time to the organization to take over. I will continue to support the RSPBA and the new Chairman in any way possible.”

The Chair of the RSPBA’s National Council is seen as a tremendously time-consuming and difficult job. The National Council comprises representatives from each of the association’s branches. These representatives have almost total control of the decision making processes of the organization.


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