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Nick Laing, NZAF Gen Mgr Operations, resigns

Tue 13 Dec 2016 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

The NZ AIDS Foundation's General Manager Operations Nick Laing has resigned and will leave the organisation in March. Nick Laing Laing, who worked at the Auckland Sexual Health Service before joining the NZAF five years ago, says he has increasingly felt the time was right to "step back" and consider his future work directions. "It's a life-stage thing, looking for the next step," he says. "One of the best ways is to step back and think about it. This is a big role so there's not much time to think about where I want my work life to be heading." "The majority of my working life so far has been in health and I feel passionate about it... but you never know where the future takes you, I'm very open about possibilities. Community and social service are important so... we'll see." Of his time with the NZAF Laing says“I have loved being part of the team, and am very proud of what we have achieved, but it is time for me to do something new. There is exciting momentum building within the organisation and there is exceptional leadership across the team so I am really confident that NZAF will continue to do great things. “ Responding to the resignation NZAF Executive Director Jason Meyers says Laing's “impact over nearly five years in the role has been immeasurable. He worked with Shaun Robinson, my predecessor, to lead culture and performance improvement and there is zero doubt that the NZAF is a stronger and more robust organisation because of his contribution. The list of Nick’s achievements is long and include the reorientation of the Health Services and the reconfiguration of the National Office to enable the team to work out of one space. “Departures are made that bit sadder when the person you are saying goodbye to is such a delight and pleasure to work with. This is certainly the case with Nick! I know that many others in the organisation will share the enormous sense of gratitude I feel when I reflect on my opportunity to work alongside such a great human being. His passion for our work and his deep commitment to social justice and human rights reflect exactly what this organisation is about.”    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Tuesday, 13th December 2016 - 12:23pm

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