Firstly, we received a record number of applications from many of you who wish to serve and play a vital and important role on the NEYH Board. I know from discussions with my CMI colleagues, the number of applications received on this occasion is one of the highest ever received for a role on a Regional Board. I am determined to ensure that we use this incredible opportunity to reflect a 21st century membership, and this includes a Board that is truly diverse and one representative of NEYH, including SME’s as well as larger organisations who are seeking to influence and inform a "fitter for purpose" management and leadership paradigm.
Secondly, I am delighted to announce that key members of our Board have now commenced the important work of organising the next “International Women’s Day” in collaboration with CMI colleagues. This incredible event will take place on Friday 8th March 2019.
You might expect me as Chairman to say, I wish to see an oversubscribed conference, and that would be true. But, more than that, I want to see a conference that debates, tackles, and addresses many of the issues that still exist in 21st Century Britain for women, particularly in the workplace. One important aspect which will be included at the conference will be the whole equality & diversity agenda and how being different can be of greater added value to organisations.
I also wish to see an event that celebrates many successful women and we are working hard to secure a high profile guest speaker. We are determined to ensure that the conference can be a blueprint for excellence within CMI, and it is for this reason and so much more, we are keen to hear from you, including any ideas on how we can help shape topics to inform some of the workshops, which will be included. In essence, we want it to be your conference, about you, and one that reflects your journey. So, please contact my colleagues at CMI to make sure your ideas are captured and reflected on the day. We expect it to be sold out, so, please reserve the date in your diaries, and let’s make this a conference to remember.
Finally, two of our longstanding Board Members have now stood down from the Board. That said, on behalf of the Region, I wish to place on record our sincere thanks and appreciation to both Maria Harris and Alan Johnston who served with great distinction and dedication. Thank you.
Delroy Beverley CCMI