Kevin is stepping down after 17 years with the IOV

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IOV seeks new Administration

Having successfully provided the administrative backbone to the IOV for the past 17-years, IOV Focus Ltd has announced that it will not be tendering to renew its contract when it expires in October 2012.

Having fulfilled the role of Executive Administrator since 1995, Kevin Cook, Managing Director of IOV Focus Ltd, feels that his place in the IOV has come to a natural conclusion. Kevin said, “Whilst there is a big part of me that is very sad about this change, I wholeheartedly agree that this is the right thing for both the IOV and for me at this point in time. We both have extremely bright futures and exciting times ahead of us.”

IOV Chairman, Ron Lee, added, “Whilst the management of the IOV has always been a collaborative effort, no one could deny the enormous impact that the team at IOV Focus has had on our association. Virtually every positive development has been a result of their vision, determination and enthusiasm in building the IOV into a truly worthwhile and well-respected trade association. Having quadrupled in size since 1995, the IOV has become a substantial and influential part of the industry.

Whilst the current agreement does not expire until October next year, both parties want to move on and implement changes without delay. The IOV has therefore taken ownership of the entire shares of IOV Focus Ltd and from now on will gradually route its business activities through the IOV. For the immediate future Kevin will continue to act as Executive Administrator as an employee of the IOV until a suitable alternative is found. It is also hoped that Kevin will continue to be involved in the IOV at Executive level so that the organisation can continue to benefit from his extensive experience.

Ariane Nombro, the IOV Membership Secretary, will also continue in her role as an employee of the IOV until the new administration is in place.

Kevin added, “I am extremely proud of what we achieved with the IOV over the years and really appreciate the help, encouragement and support offered by the membership over this time. Many of you have become, and I hope will continue to be, very close friends. It has been an honour to serve you all and, in particular, the IOV’s past and present Executive Committee for the best part of my working career. I’m sure the next administration will enjoy the same support and encouragement that I have.”

Going forward the IOV is now actively seeking interest from a replacement company or individual/s that can take the IOV forward and spearhead the further development of the association and build on its many successes. The IOV Executive has a description of the tasks involved and the expectations, qualities and requirements of those who will be fulfilling these important roles. They are willing to consider either entering into a new arrangement with an external contractor or employing a person or persons to deliver these tasks.

In the first instance, applicants should email exec@iov.co.uk to express their interest and request the job/role descriptions. All correspondence will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Issued on behalf of the
IOV Executive Committee
exec@iov.co.uk

HDW…Having known Kevin over the majority of his service with the IOV I am surprised it’s taken so long for him take his creative skills else ware, he has given a good part of his career to the IOV and they are the better for having had Kevin for so long. I was a Fellow/committee member a few years ago but my own work had to come first and started to clash with my IOV duties so I resigned.

On the whole no one makes any money working for the IOV in fact Kevin because of the full time commitment to their “Focus magazine” was one of the few full time paid members.

It will be interesting to see how the magazine progresses, time will tell. 

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