Having acted as Secretary to the International Council of Tanners (ICT) since January 1998, Paul Pearson is to retire shortly after the 2020 ICT Council Meeting, which is due to take place in Hong Kong on March 30. The Executive Board of ICT said it has agreed that the Secretariat service would remain with Leather UK and that the nominated General Secretary would be Dr Kerry Senior.

Senior and Pearson are to work together until April 11, when Senior will assume the role of General Secretary. “We thank you for all the hard work you have put in over the years to support our industry and to ensure that we have accurate facts to hand when we have needed them”, said Christine Powley-Williams, addressing Paul Pearson on behalf of the International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemical Societies (IUTCS).

Pearson will remain available for consultation.