- Amit Bhatia leaves Trust after seven years
- QPR Vice-Chairman wishes Trust well for the future
- Fellow trustee Richard Atterbury also steps down
AMIT Bhatia has stepped down from his position as QPR in the Community Trust Chairman.
Bhatia, who joined as Chairman in 2009, informed the Trust of his decision to resign last week.
He told www.qpr.co.uk: “The Trust is in great shape due to the continued outstanding work that the Trustees and staff so dedicatedly put in.
“I have been involved in the Trust for seven years, and in that time so many wonderful things have happened. It has become very professional and has achieved so much.
“Together many people have been reached and many lives have been touched and bettered.
“The new trustees who the Trust are considering bringing in will add their passion and experience to make sure it grows and matures even further.”
He added: “I am so proud of everything the Trust has accomplished and achieved but I feel it's now time for me to step aside and let new people, with new thoughts and ideas, and new commitments, step in and take it forward.
“I will always be available to the Trust should I be needed in any capacity, and so this is by no means is a final goodbye. All great organisations need change to move forward and now is the right time for me to allow space for that change.”
QPR in the Community Trust CEO, Andy Evans said: “Whilst I am saddened Amit has left his position as Trust Chairman, I completely understand his reasons for doing so.
“It has been both my pleasure and honour to have worked with Amit as our Chair in the formative years of the Community Trust.
“Everyone at the Trust will always be eternally grateful for his advice, encouragement, support and knowledge since he arrived at the club.
“We thank him for personally helping us create a community and family legacy that our club can be proud of.”
Fellow trustee Richard Atterbury has also stepped down and Evans added: “Richard’s contribution as a Trustee has enabled us to experience further growth in terms of our reach into the local community.
“He was a constant support throughout his time with the Trust sharing his expertise and experience to ensure that people in the local community benefitted from the Trust’s range of programmes.”
The Board of Trustees will meet to elect a new Chairman in the coming weeks.
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