Stewart Whyte resigns as director of ACFO
Mr Whyte, who is managing director of leading fleet consultancy Fleet Audits and has been involved in ACFO for more than 25 years, will, however, continue to be closely involved with the organisation. His resignation takes effect on September 30.
Mr Whyte said: ‘I have decided to resign as a director for a number of reasons. However, the major reasons are to avoid a potential conflict of interest which may develop with one particular aspect of my Fleet Audits work; together with a need to accommodate changing domestic circumstances. Also, I believe, that after 17 years as a director the time is right for space to be made for new blood to be introduced to the board.
‘Nevertheless, I remain enormously committed to ACFO. It is a tremendous organisation and one in which I passionately believe in. I will continue to give ACFO my full support and ensure that Fleet Audits maintains its active membership.
‘Additionally, Fleet Audits will continue to provide a full secretariat service to ACFO and will meet and exceed its contractual obligations as it has always tried to do.’
ACFO chairman Julie Jenner, said: 'I, board colleagues and the entire ACFO membership have hugely valued Stewart’s fleet knowledge and experience gained over many years.
'Although he has resigned as a director, I am delighted that Stewart will continue to be closely involved in ACFO both through the membership of Fleet Audits and the delivery of a comprehensive secretariat service to the membership.
'The fact that ACFO has expanded to become an influential organisation in many areas, notably in dealings with a wide cross-section of Government departments, is due in no small measure to Stewart’s dedication in promoting the views of fleet decision-makers through ACFO.'