News in brief.

John Chester, chief executive officer at CIMA, is to retire in April 2001 for personal and health reasons. David Melvill, chairman of the CIMA appointments committee, said the institute was grateful for Chester’s contribution during his six years, firstly as secretary and more recently as chief executive officer. Melvill added that Chester had presided over a period of ‘considerable growth and increase in prestige for the institute’.

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