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ACFO director resigns

Date: 09 September 2011

ACFO director Stewart Whyte is resigning from the organisation.

Whyte, who is managing director of fleet consultancy Fleet Audits and has been involved in ACFO for more than 25 years, will continue to be closely involved with the organisation, said ACFO. His resignation takes effect on 30 September.

The now five-member ACFO board is yet to decide whether to co-opt a director to replace Whyte.

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.

He added: "Nevertheless, I remain enormously committed to ACFO. It is a tremendous organisation and one in which I passionately believe. I will continue to give ACFO my full support and ensure that Fleet Audits maintains its active membership."

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.

"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."

Whyte first became involved in ACFO in 1985 when Fleet Audits joined and was elected to the board in 1994.

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