After two productive years residing as IDE President, David Darsey’s tenure came to an end this month.
During David’s time as President, IDE Memberships have increased year-on-year, with the Institute now comprising of more dedicated, knowledgeable and enthusiastic professionals than ever before.
Other notable accomplishments under David’s leadership include:
- IDE exam scores continuously improved, reaching the highest standard they have ever been – David will continue to undertake the exam marking responsibility.
- The IDE is in a very sound financial position, ensuring its activities and contribution to the demolition industry will continue for many years to come.
- Continued charitable support for good causes – a particular example includes over £20,000 raised for Niemann Pick UK, a charity very close to David’s heart.
- The establishment of the world’s first dedicated degree for demolition – The Foundation Degree Course in Demolition Management.
As David looks forward to the next chapter of his distinguished career, his reign as president was celebrated at the IDE Annual General Meeting last week with industry leaders, friends and colleagues, including former IDE president, John Woodward, who nominated David for President in 2016. David’s hard work was recognised as he received a signed photograph of his favourite golfer, 2017 Masters Winner, Sergio García.
Commenting on his IDE Presidency, David Darsey had this to say: “It has been an absolute pleasure and privilege to have been the IDE President for the past 2 years. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in the position and would like to give my heartfelt thanks to all those who have supported me and helped make my presidency such an enjoyable experience. Thanks go to my colleagues, both Erith staff and IDE representatives, Council of Management and to the staff at the Eagle Court offices in Rochester, Maureen & Michelle”.
Pictured below: David Darsey receiving a signed photograph of 2017 Masters Winner, Sergio García (left), and celebrating with Former IDE President, John Woodward (right)