In her statement she remarked:
"Over the last four years I have dedicated myself to the development of an organisation which I hope will continue to champion the New Forest long after I have gone."
Clive Chatters, Chairman of the NFNPA followed up with praise for Lindsay's achievements including setting up the Authority as "a stable, well run organisation" and her help in securing the Single Farm Payment for the whole of the Forest on behalf of the commoners, as well as getting the planning service up and running for "day one" of the authority.
The NFA are saddened by the nature of her departure, and feel it is particularly unfortunate that her achievements should be overshadowed by recent events.
[Read the full text of the Chief Executive's Statement here and the Chairman's Statement here]