Edinburgh Zoo Boss Resigns after Losing Confidence Vote
Byline: Lynsey Bews
THE chairman of Edinburgh Zoo stepped down yesterday following the no confidence vote against him.
Donald Emslie was urged to quit by almost 500 members of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) after the vote at an extraordinary general meeting last week in the city.
His departure follows months of turmoil at the zoo, which secured the multi-million-pound transfer of two pandas in January.
Director of animals, conservation and education Iain Valentine is suspended while an investigation into his case continues.
Gary Wilson, director of business operations, was suspended but is to return to work after a probe cleared him of any wrongdoing.
The RZSS said he had been the victim of a 'malicious smear campaign'.
In a statement released last night, Mr Emslie said: 'At the EGM and to the media afterwards, I said I had listened to the members' views but acknowledged also that I had obligations as a trustee of a charity.
'The correct course of action was for …
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Publication information: Article title: Edinburgh Zoo Boss Resigns after Losing Confidence Vote. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Mail (London). Publication date: May 17, 2011. Page number: 27. © 2007 Daily Mail. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.
This material is protected by copyright and, with the exception of fair use, may not be further copied, distributed or transmitted in any form or by any means.