Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Newsflash: Steve Dick appointed as CEO

Message sent out on the general GA mailing list:

The GA Executive Committee is pleased to announce that the Reverend Steve Dick has been appointed as Chief Executive. Steve will commence work for the General Assembly on 1 March 2007 for an induction programme. Steve will take on the full responsibilites of Chief Executive from the present General Secretary, Jeff Teagle, at a hand-over ceremony on the last morning of the Annual Meetings in Hatfield on 13 April 2007.

My thoughts:

Steve Dick is London District Minister, an American, a member of the Executive Committee and that's about all I know about him.

Presumably he's going to resign from the EC. The Chief Executive can't also be a member of the EC, surely?

Some people have said to me (not in relation to Steve Dick specifically) that it's a waste of a minister's talents to have this kind of job, which is essentially a senior administrative position.

I'm still not entirely sure about the significance of the change of title from General Secretary to Chief Executive.

Any thoughts?



PS I am breaking this story before it's on the official GA website, which in itself is worthy of note. When is that website going to get more active?

2 Comments:

Blogger boyinthebands said...

Thoughts? Well, the unitarian.org.uk site is rather sickly, after once having been better than uua.org. Annual (or nearly so) news updates are not good. Even the Non-Subscribing Presbyterians do better than that, and tell you when they'll update the site (tomorrow in fact).

4:36 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, having seen him in action, all I can say is that in my opinion Steve Dick is very talented as a minister, and so in that way will be a loss in an largely administrative role. Nevertheless, I congratulate him and wish him well.

11:30 pm  

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