Revered shooting coach and long-serving member of the CPSA, Joe Kitson has resigned from his post on the board as the West Midlands regional director over a catalogue of reasons.
In a letter written to CPSA members, he said he felt that chairman Terry Bobbett was unpleasant to him during Joe’s first year on the board, which didn’t get off to a great start after Mr Bobbett told Joe that he was “not on the board to represent the members” but there to represent the company.
The letter said he was also refused audio recordings of a board meeting and didn’t agree with decisions made by Mr Bobbett and the independent director and solicitor Ben Moorhead, especially following the series of events that saw Terry Bobbett lose his seat as national director but earn another spot as a regional director that led to him regaining his place as chairman.
Joe showed concern over the running of the Skeet committee, which he volunteered to help run but was told to resign, and since then the Skeet committee hasn’t met once.
In a candid moment, Joe wrote: “As some of you may know, I have been receiving treatment for lymphatic cancer, which is hopefully now coming to a successful conclusion. However, such events do bring your life into a somewhat sharper focus and I have therefore decided that I will no longer serve on the board of directors.”
He apologised to the West Midlands region but felt that he can no longer be part to what he sees as spending company funds on unjustified matters.
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