Volunteering Victoria farewells CEO Sue Noble

Sue Noble has announced her resignation from Volunteering Victoria, effective Monday 2 October 2017 following five years as Chief Executive Officer.

In her statement, Sue explained that whilst not a decision she took lightly, she felt it the right time to seek new challenges and adventures.

Sue held the role of as Chief Executive Officer for five years, during which time she led a team of passionate staff and skilled volunteers to implement a number of significant initiatives including:

  • Building a new inclusive membership model and reforming governance, including a new Constitution, in recognition of the breadth and diversity of the volunteering sector
  • Strengthening Volunteering Victoria’s advocacy and policy work
  • Implementing a comprehensive learning pathway to support the professional development of leaders and managers of volunteers
  • Developing innovative marketing and communications including Imagine the Possibilities campaign, Volunteering Matters and social media strategy to better support and communicate with members
  • Developing HelpOUT and MSEV to support spontaneous emergency volunteering
  • Initiating State Awards and the Multicultural Volunteering and State Conferences
  • Establishing Research Roundtables, special interest groups and advisory committees
  • Strengthening the corporate volunteering program
  • Launching an international student volunteering program
  • Delivering volunteering support services in Melbourne and Gippsland
  • And more than doubling annual revenue.

The Board of Volunteering Victoria will now take the opportunity to consider the skills, experience and attributes that will be needed to lead the organisation into its next exciting phase before seeking candidates to fill the role of Chief Executive Officer. In the interim period, Roz Wollmering has stepped in to serve as Interim Chief Executive Officer. Roz offers over 20 years of experience in the sector and is well versed in applying community engagement values and volunteering principles. Roz recently undertook the role of Acting Chief Executive Officer whilst Sue Noble was on annual leave.

“The Board is indebted to Sue for her drive, energy and the passionate way in which she led the organisation over the last 5 years. Sue is a change agent and the volunteering sector will benefit for years to come from her leadership and stewardship. We wish her success and happiness in her future endeavours”

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