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Congratulations Lei Baker!

 

Lei pictured with her fellow nominees.

Lei Baker, our exiting Chair, will continue to serve on the Board and we thank her for her years of service to our community, as our chair (since 2014) as well as the other positions she has held since 2012. Lei has tirelessly given of herself to the great benefit of our community and this was recently acknowledged by the Town of Cambridge where Lei was nominated and shortlisted for the Town of Cambridge Volunteer of the Year Award.

I am delighted to share with you an extract from her nomination:

When Lei was appointed Chair, she boldly took the reigns at a time of challenge; the school was undergoing some financial distress and the school’s Founding Principal was transitioning out of the school’s leadership, both potential big impact events for the school.

Lei has worked tirelessly to transform the governance culture within the school establishing processes and procedures that have provided the scaffolding for the school to transform.

Transform in multiple ways.

  • Financially, with a clear visibility of financial objectives and outcomes in partnership with the Principal, Business Manager and Board;
  • Strategically, with the co-development of our ambitious and empowering strategic plan to propel and inspire our community into the future;
  • Leadership, by empowering the school’s leadership to move forward with confidence and decisiveness – offering a ‘positive permission’, knowing that governance is firmly behind the ‘bold’ steps the school is making.
  • Reputation, Lei has always been willing to be present, affirm and approve the moves and initiatives of our community which have manifest themselves in the development of significant new infrastructure, facilities and a progressive attitude to exploring new possibilities to expand and broaden our influence in education.

Lei has spent hours in promotion, meetings with Local and State Government to achieve these objectives in partnership with the leadership team and to improve and cement the positive reputation of the school.

Lei is always ‘on call’, accessible, respectful of the tricky boundaries in her role as Chair and is an exemplary example of the kind of leader and mentor… and parent… we aspire to be.

From our whole community, Thank You Lei, and congratulations on your recent recognition. We are grateful!

 

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