On the morning of Friday 30th June, we received the devastating news that our Chairman, Graham Burnett, sadly passed away on Thursday 29th June. In order to allow Graham’s family time to share this tragic news, as they deemed appropriate, we delayed making this announcement until now.
Graham’s significant contribution to IRATA’s rise to prominence over the past 28 years is extremely difficult to quantify, his unswerving dedication to the progression of IRATA and industrial rope access was undoubtedly pivotal to the global growth and sustainability of the rope access industry. In honour of our Chairman, collectively, we will use our best endeavours to fill the void that he has left behind; and, as Graham would wish, vigorously continue with the activities to advance IRATA International and all that it represents.
Prior to releasing this statement, we sought the permission of Graham’s family and will make timely future announcements of any additional information that Graham’s family wish to share.
We take this opportunity to offer our sincere condolences to Graham’s family and all those affected by his passing.
Rodney Marage (Secretary)
For the Executive Committee