We are super excited to announce that lifelong Reach Member Tony Addison, has joined the board of Trustees for Reach. Tony has been a huge supporter of Reach over the years and a mentor for RAW for many years and brings a wealth of experience and skills to the board.
Tony has 19 years’ experience within the Civil Service across Finance, Planning and Performance, Operations, Network Management and Operational Excellence. During that time, he has built a wide-range of skills in terms of Business Analysis Planning & Monitoring, Business Partnering, Leadership, Stakeholder Management, Facilitation skills, Presentation skills, Project Management and Change Management.
Tony achieved a First-Class Honours Degree in Leadership, Management and Organisation whilst working full-time and has designed and delivered programmes across his department (350+ colleagues) on Enterprise Leadership & Systems Thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Personal Values, Constructive Criticism, Remote Working and Personality Types.
Tony is intuitive to others’ needs. He was born with a limb difference (missing fingers and thumb on his right hand), which has also helped him to become the creative and resilient person I am today.
Tony says “I understand the importance of empathy and compassion and lean into these strengths through coaching and mentoring roles. Additionally, I have an entrepreneurial outlook to any challenges faced, I’m very organised and recognise the value of grit and determination; having just completed my first manuscript of a 70,000-word novel”.
On a sadder note, we report that Jo Dixon and Lee Gwilliam have stepped down from their roles as Trustees, as you may know Lee has been on the board for 10 years now but has had to step down because of work commitments. Jo, who was National Coordinator for 7 years and then came on board as a Trustee 3 years ago, also just got a new job and needs to concentrate on her new career.
We would like to send a huge thanks to both Lee and Jo for everything they did for Reach and wish them both well for the future.