ABDO general secretary to step down

Sir Anthony Garrett CBE HonFBDO

ABDO general secretary, Sir Anthony Garrett CBE HonFBDO, has announced that he will step down from his current role at the end of 2022 after more than 20 years with the organisation.

Sir Anthony said: “Whilst I am still enjoying my role with ABDO, it is clear to me that the Association is about to enter a new and exciting chapter.

“It is appropriate therefore that a new chief executive be appointed to oversee our future activities over the long term.

“I will spend the next year doing my best to ensure that my successor has the best possible platform to work from.”

The ABDO board will discuss arrangements for finding a successor at its meeting in January 2022.

ABDO president, Jo Holmes, commented: “It is with mixed emotions that we hear about Tony Garrett’s retirement plans. ABDO has been fortunate to have his expertise over the years, especially during these turbulent times.

“Many have succeeded under his guidance and encouragement, and he is a mentor and friend to all. We are pleased to have plenty of time to consider a suitable replacement in the coming months.”

Sir Anthony will continue to look after the affairs of ABDO College for the foreseeable future.