It is with sadness that I am letting you know Esther Abram, Giving Green Manager leaving the AEGN at the end of March.
As the AEGN moves into a time of increased demand for our skills and services, Esther will be greatly missed at all levels of the organisation and within the broader sector. You will know that Esther brought an irreplaceable mix of environmental and legal knowledge as well as deep experience and skills in environmental advocacy and achieving change. And Esther is greatly respected by members and staff.
Among many, many things, Esther has developed a variety of tools and frameworks for members to use, provided excellent advice to members on their grantmaking and lead our advocacy program that has had significant influence on policy and legislation as it relates to charities.
Esther has been with the AEGN for close to seven years and has some exciting plans including taking a sabbatical year and delving into the significant problem of the lack of government funding for the environment.
Also sadly for us, but very happy for her, Tab Sejoe, Office and Events Coordinator, is going to study full time at RMIT this year.
Congratulations Tab and a huge thanks for all that she has done for the AEGN over the last few years. I’m sure that you will all agree that Tab’s calm and friendly nature and her commitment to getting things done, and get them done well, will be greatly missed.
Tab has kindly agreed to stay on at the AEGN one day a week until mid-year while we fill her role.
Many of you will remember Heidi Taylor who will also join us three days a week until we recruit a new office and events coordinator.