I thought that I would just write a few words to say a more personal ‘Goodbye’ to all the many friends that I have made whilst working for DRM.

The time has simply flown by since I first began working for DRM in 2010. In 2012 we moved from the iconic headquarters of BBC World Service to our new home at Brock House on the BBC New Broadcasting House site in the heart of London. The DRM Project Office team now sit on a large open plan floor and are fully integrated into the BBC transmission team.

When I first started with DRM, I was tasked with looking after DRM developments and events in Asia-Pacific and following the launch of the DRM Asia and India Chapter groups, the DRM workshops and trials began.   I was fortunate to visit Sri Lanka, Malaysia and of course India on several occasions through my involvement in the planning and running of these events.  As many of you know, my younger daughter Philly lives in New Delhi and it has been an added bonus for me to attend events in India and then spend some more time with her afterwards.

I will certainly miss my visit to IBC this September, where I had my annual opportunity to meet up with many DRM colleagues from around the world. How will I survive without my annual ‘fix’ of the Nautel cake?!

Although I will miss so many friends, I have recently realised that I needed to put in a bit of extra time and energy into organising the flowers and champagne etc. for my daughter Jenny’s wedding this week. Also, the warmer weather has been improving the condition of the greens (golf) so all in all it seemed an appropriate time to say goodbye to the DRM team.

I wish all members and supporters of DRM great success in the future. I have subscribed to the Newsletter and I will be following your progress with interest!

Hilary Malicka


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