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A Message from the Board

27 Jan, 2021

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A Message from the Board

Over the past two years we have been privileged to have benefited from Grant Mitchell’s vision and direction to realise the launch of Nationality for All, drawing from his 20 years of experience in supporting and developing NGOs. The establishment of Nationality for All’s legal and governance structure and the commencement of critical mapping and consultation processes under his leadership has prepared the organisation to move into its next phase of work.

Grant, together with the Board, have now established that in light of ongoing challenges related to COVID-19 in Asia, the most strategic and sustainable next step for the organisation is to move to a regionally-based leadership model. It is now clear with new strains of COVID-19 and barriers to universal vaccine access, we are likely to see further and longer restrictions on movement in the Asia-Pacific region. These restrictions are likely to most significantly impact travel between Australia and Asia.

Therefore, in light of these ongoing restrictions, the most effective way for the Executive Director to productively connect and exchange with partners in the region is by being based in Asia. This decision to move to a regionally-based leadership model also supports the Board’s goal of a representative secretariat in the region.

While Grant will move from the Executive Director role in March 2021, he will continue to work with Nationality for All to assist the Board and new Executive Director in their transition to a regionally-based leadership model. The Board is extremely proud of all that Grant has achieved for Nationality for All and grateful for all of his incredible work. We look forward to continuing to work with him throughout the transition and following his many future successes.

We remain available to discuss any questions you may have on the transition or to field questions on the job advertisement from potential applicants.

Thank you for your support of Nationality for All and SNAP over the years.