Saul Bertoletti resigns as YUSU CEO
YUSU CEO Saul Bertoletti has given notice of his resignation it has been announced.
Tim Ellis, YUSU President, confirmed the news earlier today in a post on the YUSU union website.
Saul has been with the University of York for almost four years and as part of his capacity as CEO, he has overseen various crucial improvements to services here at York, including physical and financial expansions across campus.
He was an instrumental figure in helping YUSU Sabbatical Officers secure the new Student Centre that will be opening this summer, as well as the Lounge Bar and the new venue on Heslington East.
In his blog entry, Tim Ellis passed warm regards to the CEO, saying: “I would like to thank Saul on behalf of all of YUSU, he will be sorely missed by officers and staff, and would like to wish him all the best for the future.”
However, a third year student spoke to The Yorker, saying: "Saul has no doubt redeveloped YUSU's commercial wing, but hopefully his replacement will start putting representation at the heart of YUSU. YUSU needs to return to being a students union, not just a union financed by students."
Bertoletti will officially step down in the first week of August. His replacement is not expected to be announced for six months, in which time an interim CEO will be in office.
The selection process will be managed by incoming YUSU President, Kallum Taylor, alongside new York Sport President Charlotte Winter, and a student trustee, an external trustee and a university representative.