After eight years as a Trustee, and most recently Chairman, Robert Key has formally retired from the Board of Trustees.
The Company marked the occasion with a presentation of an individually commissioned Beaker pot and a celebratory lunch on the lawns of Old Sarum Airfield.
Chris Brayne, Chief Executive, thanked Robert for his unstinting drive, energy and humour – all important and vital skills in the archaeological world.
Robert via a Farewell message to the whole organization said "Thank you all for the privilege of serving as a Trustee for nearly eight years. In good times and bad I have never lost faith in this amazing organisation nor lost sight of the fact that WA is the embodiment of all that is best about the profession. Above all, the people who make it tick are dedicated, innovative and resilient. WA has transformed itself into what others see as the most business-like, socially aware company in the field. Not only do we do excellent archaeology, we have broken new ground in community education and outreach which is widely acclaimed. I am very proud to have served as your Chair".
Genie Turton has been appointed as Acting Chair whilst a new Chair is externally recruited.