It was announced today by the Board of Trustees of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) that the BIICL Director, Professor Robert McCorquodale, has notified his intention to step down at the end of this year.
In accepting his notification, the Board expressed its full understanding for Robert's wish to move on after 10 years at the head of BIICL. They noted that the period of his Directorship has been one of striking success for BIICL in every field, and an opportunity will be found to celebrate this success before his departure. The post will shortly be advertised.
Sir Frank Berman, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, said: 'Robert has been an outstanding Director in every sense; it has been a privilege to work alongside him during a period of such achievement'.
Professor Robert McCorquodale said: 'It has been a tremendous honour to be the Director of such an important organisation. I believe that BIICL is in a very good position - in its staff, in its finances, and in its impact - which enables me, in good conscience, to stand down after 10 years'.