Statement from Ms Sheriden Morris - CRCNA Chair
The CRCNA Board recently completed a review of the organisation, which included engaging with a range of external and internal stakeholders. We felt it important that, after four successful years of operating, we took stock and gain insights into where we have come from, where we are currently, where we would like to be in the future and how we want to get there.
In doing so, the Board and I acknowledge the work of CRCNA staff and the role they have played in the organisation’s successes to date. The publication of the State of the North 2020 report last year and the completion of 23 research collaborations since we opened for business in 2017 are just two examples of the work that has been done. Further, we have successfully leveraged additional project support from a broad sector of industry stakeholders and secured more than $26 million in cash and in-kind co-contributions from project participants.
However, the recent review highlighted a need to separate the CRCNA’s business operations from the organisation’s strategic program management and engagement, to better support the Board’s future vision for the organisation.
As such, we have decided to recruit for a Chief Executive Officer to lead a new phase of growth and engagement for the CRCNA. Importantly, the CEO will work with the CRCNA team to bolster their capability across the region and drive further investment in, and facilitation of, new project opportunities across the north.
Current CEO, Jed Matz, will continue in the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer.
The CRCNA Board thanks Jed for his work with the organisation to date and appreciate his support during this transition.
For more information
Carla Keith - CRCNA Communications Manager
0499 330 051