CEO Pri Fernando Says Goodbye to INA…30th April 2020
Dear Friends and Supporters of INA,
I was privileged to take over the leadership of INA on the 8th of April 2015. At the time, I promised 5 years to the Board Chair, as I personally believe any organisation’s leadership level needs new blood and new thinking after that period. Those 5 years are up, and it is time for me to make room for the next generation of INA leadership.
It has been a very fulfilling period in my life amidst the challenges that most NGOs have been facing since the Global Financial Crisis and other economic and natural disasters. Most of all, I can very proudly reiterate the excellent work of our partners on the ground in delivering our collective mission. Only the lack of revenue growth inhibits them expanding their reach in demonstrating Christ’s unconditional love for the poorest.
My last day of service is the 30th of April. I have been richly blessed to get to know some of you personally and others through my communications and your valuable feedback from time to time. I thank all those who have shown me great hospitality whenever I visited you or even stayed with you. The fellowship we have shared will never be forgotten. Since I am retiring, I will remain as a Strategic Advisor to INA as needed, and when my services are called upon by the Board or the next CEO.
Thank you and may God bless you and your loved ones.
Board Chair Ian’s Message about Pri’s Retirement
Her faith in God, her long experience in the sector, and her passionate commitment for the poor and under-privileged has made her time with INA incredibly valuable, and she has left a legacy that will roll on through coming years.
this additional responsibility. Pam will assume this role on May 1st, 2020.
Friends, your faithfulness as donors in these tumultuous times is both greatly appreciated and even more needed. We are in a good financial position and will be able to both maintain all our current staff and meet our commitments to our partners in the field as a result of your ongoing faithfulness and commitment to INA. However, our partners in the field are dealing with project populations that do not have the sorts of welfare nets that we do and, where appropriate, we will endeavour to help them with any extra requests they may have.
Thank you for all you are doing.
Chair, INA Board
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