In his official statement, the ex-lawyer said:
My experience as President has been that there is so much work of an administrative kind to be done that it I found very little time to formulate, or to concentrate on, policy matters. I should like in the future to concentrate on policy and planning matters as well as revision of the ACF By-laws which need attention and in which I have some expertise. I have generally enjoyed the office despite my setback last year and look forward to a suitable applicant coming forward to take over.
I can remember Mr Jessop for his support of the national banning rule. Anyone else remember anything?
Mr Jessop's closing sentence above does provoke a question: what might be the qualities of a "suitable applicant"? I tend to think that it has to be someone with some leadership experience. I don't care for candidates who might be well-educated and bright, but if they've never led - they cannot be good candidates and will likely fail in the job.
Given the ACF's constant struggle for corporate sponsorship, a bonus would be someone who has extensive experience dealing with the high-end of town.
OK, dear readers, add your ideal qualities to the list. Have a good weekend.