It is with sadness that we learn of the death of John Downham.
One of the four founder members of the MRBA in 1977, John became president in 1987, a position which he held until 2001.
Over these 24 years he was instrumental in shaping the MRBA into what it has become and we owe him a deep debt of gratitude. He always ensured that the MRBA acted with honesty and integrity, values that reflected his own character.
John continued to work with MRBA for some time after his retirement as President and was instrumental in the re-drawing of the constitution in 2006.
He will be missed.