It gives me great pleasure to announce that the Institute has appointed Linda Kain to the position of Director of Professional Development and Jackie McCabe to the position of Director of Training. Linda and Jackie were selected from a very strong group of applicants and will take up their posts early in the New Year. To ensure a smooth hand-over they will work with present incumbents Robert Howe and Graham Walker for a few weeks before Robert and Graham retire at the end of March.

Linda Kain is a Chartered Environmental Health Officer, a graduate Food Scientist with 13 years experience in the public sector and 14 years experience in the food industry. She is a member of the REHIS Council and currently works as an Environmental Health Officer for Dumfries and Galloway Council and South Lanarkshire Council.

Jackie McCabe is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. She holds an HND in Hotel Catering and Institutional Management and range of technical qualifications. She is also a REHIS Food Hygiene and Health & Safety at Work Course Presenter. Jackie is currently the Training Manager with C J Lang and Son Ltd, Dundee.

I take this opportunity to thank all applicants for their interest in working for the Institute and to all those who assisted in the recruitment process.

Colin Wallace

Senior Vice-President and Chairman of the Management Committee