Following our AGM in December, the committee has had a few changes. The rest of us thanked Sue Cumberpatch for her hard work over the last 3 years as Chair, and the major contribution she has made to the work that the JIBS User Group does. Sue will stay on the committee for the next year at least. I have now taken over as Chair, and Louise Cole takes over as Vice Chair. Other committee roles are taken by James Caudwell who takes over as secretary and June Hedges who continues as Treasurer.
Liz Stevenson, Ian Mayfield and Roger Hines have all now stepped down from the committee, but will continue as JIBS advisors. They have all made significant contributions to the work the JIBS User Group does, and we will miss them all at committee meetings. But we welcome some new faces: Nadine Edwards, University of Greenwich; Julie Hamley, University of West of England and Catherine Robertson, University of Birmingham. The other change that occurred last year, was that Joan Bird stepped down as the Research Council representative, and was replaced by Maggie Johnston from Rothamsted Research . We look forward to working with them all in the future.
We are already planning our summer workshop, and will release details as soon as they are available.