Message from Our New CEO

Dear All,
I am delighted this week to join Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire (VASLan) as Chief Executive, as my first action I'd like to reach out and open communication with you all. Successful collaboration is built on human connection and positive relationships, I look forward to meeting with many of you over the initial coming weeks and months in post. VASLan, and indeed South Lanarkshire's Third Sector, is open for business and I'd love to hear from you as I familiarise myself with the local context.
We are all acutely aware of the challenges and opportunities across society that are ahead of us as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. I hope that together we can harness the power of cross-sector partnership working; Public, Private and Third Sector shoulder to shoulder in serving our communities. I am really excited, when restrictions allow, to visit our communities in action and I intend to passionately champion our third sector organisations, and in turn the existing cross-sector working.
I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank Charlie Duffin, Letitia Gallacher and all of the VASLan staff for supporting the sector and our communities through a challenging period, I am thoroughly looking forward to working with you!
Please do get in touch (contact details below), I'd love to connect with you and hear what you have to say around shaping a more positive future for us all.
Steven Sweeney
Chief Executive
Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire (VASLan)

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