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It is with deep regret that I must inform you of the passing of our Chief Executive, Ian Grooby.
Sadly Ian died at the scene of the accident.
Please join me in passing our sincerest condolences on to Robyn and their children.
Over the next couple of days I will make suitable arrangements for the magnificent work that Ian was busy with for the Crane Association, to continue.
No doubt there will be the odd hiccup here and there, until a new Executive Officer is appointed and fully settled in. Please bear with me and the Council in this respect.
Ian has been our steadfast and most capable leader for 17 years now and was due to retire pretty soon. Our heartfelt appreciation of his exemplary service to the Crane Association of New Zealand goes out to Robyn, on our behalf.
President, Crane Association of New Zealand