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?


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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