AES UK committee resigns due to 'disagreements with AES HQ'

AES UK committee resigns due to
The entire UK section of the AES (Audio Engineering Society) have resigned from their posts, due to what it says are 'disagreements with AES HQ as well as a number of personal reasons'.

In a letter to its members posted yesterday (1 March), AES UK said;

'We are sadly writing to let you know that due to disagreements with AES HQ as well as a number of personal reasons, the AES UK committee has taken the difficult decision to resign from our posts.  AES HQ has been informed of our decision and a new committee will be formed but we won't have an involvement in such formation. We have worked tirelessly in the last few years to provide an inclusive thriving environment and we are sad to have had to come to this decision.'

When asked for a response, AES HQ sent Inavate this reply;

'The members of the Audio Engineering Society’s UK Section Executive Committee have made the decision to resign from their leadership roles, citing a number of unspecified personal reasons and issues that have been unresolved after discussions between the section leadership and the AES Board of Governors. The process of finding a satisfactory resolution to the issues is ongoing.

'The Society sincerely thanks the outgoing committee for their hard work and commitment during their terms of office.

'AES Northern Europe Region Vice President Per Sjösten and previous UK Section Chair Bill Foster are working rapidly to form an Interim Committee to ensure that the activities of the section continue unabated. New section officer elections are expected to be held before year’s end.'