We’ve had lots of changes here at WHM over the last month or two. Three wonderful members of our team have moved on to pastures new. We’ve said goodbye to our fantastic Director Ruth who has really steered the organisation forwards over the last four years. Fi, our Finance Manager, has been with the organisation for a long time and will be so missed. As you may have seen from a previous blog post, our amazing Administrator Elaine has also moved on after years of keeping us all organised and cared for. Although we’re so pleased for the three of them, we’re really sad to see them go and wish them all the luck in the world with their onward journeys!
This means we’ve welcomed some lovely new faces to our team – Rachel and Bridget. Rachel Kelly is our new Chief Executive and Bridget Walker is our Finance & Office Manager. They’ve already fit right into our office of passionate women, and we’re really thankful to have them. We’ll introduce Bridget soon, but would like to introduce you to Rachel with our usual ‘spotlight on’ questions.
What does your role involve?
I’m currently going through a handover with my predecessor and learning lots about our vital programmes and the women and girls that we work with and support. I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in to my new role, bringing my own experiences and skills to Women’s Health Matters, working with our partners and supporters and continuing to develop our services.
What’s your favourite thing about WHM?
I think there are going to have to be two favourites so far; the fantastic staff team that are here, so warm, welcoming, experienced and passionate. And the privilege and pride I have already felt, when hearing the real stories and experiences of our women and girls and the positive differences our projects are making to them on their journeys.
What are 3 things do you enjoy doing?
I love reading and getting transported to somewhere new with a good book.
I’m trying to keep myself fit and especially enjoy swimming.
I enjoy spending time with friends and family, especially if it involves a curry!
If you had a magic wand, what would you do with it?
Where to start… I would eradicate poverty across the world and ensure everyone lives in a safe and stable world, with opportunities to love, learn, grow and succeed.