UK Oracle User Group president Debra Lilley resigns

The UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG) has today announced the shock resignation of its president, Debra Lilley.

UKOUG first elected Debra Lilley to the position of chairman, replacing Ronan Miles, in March 2011. A restructuring of the group’s governance saw her take up the role of president in July 2011.

Lilley has resigned as president of the user group with immediate effect, but plans to continue being involved with the user group council. UKOUG said that it is "not seeking to appoint a replacement" at the present time.

“I intend to continue my involvement with UKOUG Council, however, as Oracle’s Fusion Applications are being adopted quicker than expected, I need to be able to focus my energies on these projects.

“I therefore find that I will no longer have sufficient time to devote to the role of president within UKOUG,” she said.

Lilley was instrumental in ensuring that the UKOUG was fully involved in the development of Oracle’s Fusion apps, which she was able to do in her role as leader of the Product Development Committee for the International Oracle Users Group Community (IOUC), which focused on Fusion apps.

She recently revealed that Oracle president Mark Hurd had still not, unlike his predecessor Charles Phillips, engaged with the long-established UKOUG, despite being in his role for two years.

She was hoping that Hurd would make the effort to meet with the user group at this year’s Oracle OpenWorld (OOW) in San Francisco.

The UKOUG is one of the largest in the international user group community, having been established for over 25 years, with more than 8,000 member contacts.

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