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New ADI President elected

The Board of ADI has elected Richard Lord from Assistance Dogs Australia as the new President of ADI. The election came after Peter Gorbing from Dogs for the Disabled UK stood down having completed his Board term.

On taking up the post of President, Richard Lord thanked his fellow board members for their vote of confidence and said; “I am humbled by the honour to lead the organisation and will attempt to fill the giant footsteps left by the departure of the previous president Peter Gorbing. I look forward to working closely with the board and the members to continue the great strides made by ADI over the last decade.”

On leaving office after six years as President Peter Gorbing said; “It has been a great privilege to serve as President of ADI at such an exciting time in its history. I think ADI is now a much stronger international force than when I took over as President in 2007, and I am certain that under Richard’s leadership it will continue to grow and flourish.

“I am grateful to all Members for contributing to the development of ADI and, although I have stepped down as President, I hope to continue to play an active role in the organisation. One of the great strengths of the assistance dog movement is the willingness of organisations to work together, and as a result I have worked with some wonderful people who will be lifelong friends.”