Dear friends of Concern Australia,
It gives me great pleasure to share my first quarterly newsletter as Chief Executive Officer of Concern Australia. Before we look at what we’ve been up to in recent months, I would like to briefly introduce myself to you.
As you may be aware, Michelle Crawford departed from Concern Australia to join the Children’s Cancer Foundation – an exciting new journey! As of May 8th, 2023, I have stepped into the role of Concern Australia’s Chief Executive Officer. I thoroughly look forward to continuing the great work that Concern Australia accomplishes and enhancing the impact we have in the lives of young people.
I am joining the Concern Australia family with diverse experience in the not-for-profit sector, where I have developed a passion for providing opportunities for people to transform their lives and live to the fullest. I’ve been blessed that my work has taken me all over the globe, aiding me in developing a love for leading others, program delivery and strategic planning.
I first heard of John Smith’s ministry and outreach nearly thirty years ago from fellow students at my theological college in England. They knew I shared those values, and that I would find the example of John’s movement particularly inspiring and encouraging. Now, as I write to you as the CEO of an organisation foundered by John Smith, I can see the unfathomable connections that have led me to where I am today.
It has been a pleasure to meet the vibrant and welcoming Concern Australia team, and I am pleased that the organisation is in such a strong position for continued impact in the lives of at-risk and disadvantaged young people. I am proud to say that we have ‘hit the ground running’ thanks to a smooth CEO transition and a stable foundation to build upon.
I look forward to engaging with you further, and I hope to learn from your insight into your experience as a Concern Australia supporter. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly to have a chat. You can reach me on my email: Judith.email@example.com
I hope that you enjoy this overview of what Concern Australia has been up to in recent months!