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Goldsmiths’ Company London Assay Office deputy warden to retire

By the time of his retirement in October, Robert Organ will have spent 15 years as the company’s deputy warden, and 21 at the group in general

The Goldsmiths’ Company has announced that Robert Organ, deputy warden at the London Assay Office (LAO), is set to retire from his role.

Commencing his Goldsmiths’ career in 2000 as superintendent assayer of the LAO, Organ took his current position in 2006.

By the time of his retirement in October, Organ will have spent 15 years as the company’s deputy warden, and 21 at the group in general.

He said that it has been a “privilege and honour” to act in the role from which he takes “great pride in adding to the wonderful history of hallmarking” at the company.

Organ added: “In the last 21 years, there have been unprecedented technological, social and economic changes to hallmarking and to the Assay Office and I am proud to have played a role in finding solutions to the challenges they have posed.”

With his successor is yet to be announced, Organ will not be completely breaking from the organisation due to his role as a liveryman at Goldsmiths’.

Richard Fox, prime warden at the group, said: “The Goldsmiths’ Company is tremendously grateful to Robert for all that he has contributed to the Assay Office and to hallmarking in the United Kingdom during his long service as deputy warden. 

“He has steered the Assay Office through challenging times, bringing to bear his intellectual skills and scientific expertise, and has shown an unwavering commitment to providing the best possible service to our customers.” 

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