Being appointed as Charity IT Leaders' first ever CEO in May 2020, having previously worked as their Business Manager for over a year, was both a challenge and a fabulous opportunity.
A challenge because we were at the height of lockdown and the global pandemic, and an opportunity because of our incredible network, and the highly talented, dedicated and innovative people who make up that community.
It was also an opportunity for me to utilise more than sixteen years experience as a fundraiser and marketer for some of the UK's leading charities, and five years working with a technology consultancy specialising in the NFP sector.
The last eighteen months have been incredibly rewarding, and hugely enjoyable. In that time we've delivered improved member benefits, wider sponsorship engagement, significantly more events and networking, our largest ever Annual Conference, bespoke AGILE Leadership Training and our 20th anniversary.
Now more than ever our community, our shared knowledge and expertise and our combined voices are needed to enable our sector to survive and thrive as we work through the ongoing impact of the last year, to deliver an even bigger impact for our members across the sector.