Newsflash: Steve Dick appointed as CEO
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.
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.
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?