Finally, the industry was disappointed to hear last week that Kate Hamond has resigned her CEO position with the RVA. Kate’s decision was due to increasing family carer responsibilities. In a relatively short period of time in the position Kate has considerably strengthened the RVA and championed the industry accreditation program, which is now enjoying significant growth. The Board respected the fact that she needs to put family first. She has agreed to stay on while a successor is recruited.