The Home Secretary Theresa May has accepted the resignation of Sir Ian Andrews from his role as Chairman of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), with effect from 2 August 2013.
Sir Ian tendered his resignation because of a failure to declare an interest in a management consultancy company which he is required to do in the SOCA Register of Director’s Interests.
Sir Ian Andrews has worked in public service for over four decades and took up his post as Chairman of SOCA in 2009.
In paying tribute to his public service, Home Secretary Theresa May said:
It is with regret that I have accepted Sir Ian Andrews’ offer of resignation as Chairman of SOCA.
Sir Ian has had four decades of distinguished public service in roles ranging from Second Permanent Secretary and Chief Executive of Defence Estates, to his current position as the Chairman of SOCA.
An interim appointment will be made in due course.