It doesn't seem like a month since we appointed Becky Hogge to the position of Executive Director, but time has flown by and today Becky begins to take over the reins from me. We'll work together for the next month to ensure a smooth handover and then it'll be down to Becky to continue to develop ORG's campaigns and membership.
I remember when we started ORG in July 2004, my aim was to build an organisation that could flourish once I had moved on. At the time, I thought it might take five years or so before that would happen, but here we are - 18 months in - with our first full-time proper member of staff. It's both surprising and exciting to have reached this point so soon. And with Gowers under our belt, I can foresee more phenomenal growth ahead of us in 2007.
For me, the best thing is that we now have someone around to do a lot of the things that I had planned to do, but never had time to do. I think there'll be quite a lot of progress over the next few months, as projects started months ago finally come to fruition. Plus, of course, I'm looking forward to having more time to blog here - something that's been sorely lacking!
So, please join me in welcoming Becky to ORG. She's a superb asset, and I'm chuffed as a small horse to be working with her!