Mark Fisher (front right) is welcomed to Body Positive Incoming general Manager Mark Fisher was this morning welcomed to Body Positive's Auckland headquarters with a powhiri and gently reminded that he has big shoes to fill. Fisher, an ex-pat kiwi who has lived for some years in Canada working in the HIV field, was advised by Body Positive's kaumatua that his predecessor Bruce Kilmister left very big shoes to fill, "but you will fill them I am sure." Keeping the metaphor going the kaumatua said it is time for Kilmister "to take a weight off his feet... he needs a break." Fisher acknowledged his predecessor and told the gathering of representatives of Body Positive and other HIV-related organisations that becoming Body Positive's general manager "is an exciting challenge for me. Body Positive is an amazing and accomplished organisation and I hope to make it even better." In reply Kilmister admitted that the organisation had become over the years "my passion and my baby but it is time for new passion and energy, for someone to do the things I have neglected while I just roll over in bed." Former Body Positive chair Scott Johnston said today was a "significant day for Body Positive, a handing over of the baton."
Credit: GayNZ.com Daily News staff
First published: Monday, 1st December 2014 - 5:24pm
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