Following his appointment as Editor of Specialist Publications working for the RHS at Peterborough with effect from February 2018, James Armitage retired as Chair of Hortax. As a very innovative Chair over many years, James has done an enormous amount of work for Hortax and has had a major influence on both the activities and status of Hortax with all organisations which have an interest in cultivated plant taxonomy. He will be greatly missed as Chair but remains as an Executive Committee Member.
Myra Johnson has also retired after five years as Secretary, but remains an ordinary member of Hortax. Sophie Leguil takes over the role of Secretary.