After six wonderful years as chair of Make CIC’s board, Kate Lucy’s term draws to an end in 2024. For most of the past decade at Make, Kate has guided the executive and non-executive team, supporting, challenging and championing the work the organisation has done.
Everyone involved with Make agrees Kate’s stewardship was exemplary. She has been an extremely effective chair, and an unwavering champion for the work Make CIC does with its community.
Liam says “I feel extremely lucky to have worked with Kate over the past six years. When she joined us, Make was a small organisation with ambitions to grow our impact – and she saw in us the opportunity to support those aims. Who could have predicted the challenge the past few years have had, and continue to have, for socially trading organisations, with the pandemic and cost of living? I’m forever grateful for having someone as kind and supportive as Kate has been through that. We have some (proverbially) large boots to fill.
Kirsten says “Kate has been a transformative force, providing us with the skills and wisdom to grow into permanence, big ideas, and an abundance of adventure. Our board serves as our biggest believers, offering the wisdom needed in this ever growing world of entrepreneurship and community. Kate’s impact is immeasurable, and her legacy will continue to inspire us as we embark on the next chapter of our journey.”
2024 is another chapter of growth and adventure for Make CIC and the conclusion of Kate’s chairship means the organisation will seek new board leadership as that phase unfolds. This year sees us buy and renovate a permanent home for our community on Argyle Street in Birkenhead – another transformational change for Make. Before we launch a formal process of recruitment, we are keen to hear expressions of interest from anyone who sees the organisation’s mission and values align with theirs and feels that the role of chair could be something they can fulfil. Expressions of interest can be made to Make’s CEO, Liam Kelly, and can start as simply an email or a conversation. You can email Liam at, email@example.com.