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September-October 2017

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A message from Sue Best


"I would like to let all colleagues around the world know that I will shortly be retiring as Director of NRL.  I have been with NRL for 27 years, having started as a laboratory scientist.  In 2009, I became the Acting Director upon the resignation of the former Director, A/Prof. Elizabeth Dax.  I was formally instated as NRL’s Director in 2010.  It has been a great honour to lead NRL, which is a unique, global organisation.  I have made many friends and professional connections and have visited many wonderful places and I hope, with the help of my colleagues, to have made a difference to the quality of laboratory testing both in the developed and the developing world.  I am still excited by what NRL is and what it can be, but it is time for me to stop and smell the roses.  Thank you all for the experiences we have shared.

There is currently a process underway to identify my successor, which is expected to be completed by early 2018.  It is my intention to provide comprehensive handover with the incumbent and so I will remain at NRL up until the end of March 2018 if required.   If there is anything in particular that you wish to discuss to ensure a smooth transition, please get in touch with me."

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