Following the sad death of our colleague, Karl Davies, the NAC has made the decision to offer the vacant seat left by him to the person who polled the next highest number of votes in the February election. This is consistent with the latest draft Operating Guidelines which are due to be formally approved by the NAC this year.
Accordingly, Helen Shore will join the NAC as of 1 September and will see out the rest of Karl's membership term which was due to expire in 2023.
The NAC's Chair, Geoff Adams-Spink said:
"I am very happy that so much of the good work undertaken by Karl can now be continued by Helen. She is an active member of our community and a great listener."
Helen Shore added:
"I am joining the NAC in very sad circumstances with the sudden death of Karl Davies who did such a superb job. I hope I can do the rest of his term justice and be a benefit to the whole community and I am excited to see where we can go and what we can achieve."
Helen says she is the youngest Thalidomider in the UK at 55 years old - her mum worked for an elderly GP and was given tablets from his drawer on the sudden death of her Dad!
She is Scottish, has two grown up kids who have moved out. She now lives in Plymouth.
She loves to walk, watch rugby, listen to music, read and go to the theatre.
Helen can be contacted by email: firstname.lastname@example.org