The Board of the RSGB has today released the following announcement:
Peter Kirby, RSGB General Manager, has left the Society’s employment after the discovery of financial irregularities on his part.
For the time being, RSGB Director Don Beattie, G3BJ, will act as General Manager.
At this difficult time for the Society can I ask that everyone supports Don in his role. He may be contacted at Don.Beattie at rsgb.org.uk or 01234 832 701/07802 922 219.
28 March 2011
Further comment from me would be inappropriate until we know the nature of the financial irregularities. But to say the news comes as a shock would be an understatement. I have been an RSGB member for nearly 40 years, barring a few years in the 1990s when I was inactive in the hobby. The Society will never please everybody and it has done a few things I don't agree with but I think all things considered it does a pretty good job. I hope it will survive this crisis.