A Message From Tammy Darcy, Interim CEO of SERI
Over the past 15 months, SERI has been focused on laying the groundwork to establish a strong voice for Social Enterprise in Ireland. We have established a strong governance structure overseen by very experienced individuals. We have ensured that SERI is “practitioner-led” through the establishment of the Practitioner Council, which is very engaged in guiding SERI’s direction, based on shared experiences, challenges and successes.
As many of you know, in addition to my role as interim CEO of SERI, I also run my own social enterprise, Shona: The Survival Kit for Girls, which offers support to teenage girls all over Ireland. With the reopening of schools, and the anticipated mental and social issues our youth are facing post-Covid, my role in Shona has become increasingly demanding, and in light of this, I am stepping down as interim CEO of SERI. Pending the recruitment of a replacement CEO, an interim manager will be contracted for the period.
I firmly believe in the work of SERI and will continue to be an active part of the team, working on specific projects where I feel I can add value and expertise. I will also be joining the Practitioner Council.
The founding Directors of SERI have a wealth of experience and are deeply committed to the development of the social enterprise sector in Ireland. I am entirely grateful for the opportunity to work with, and learn from the team, and look forward to continuing our work, albeit in a different capacity.
I would like to thank you all for your support over the past 15 months. Our members are an inspiring, resilient, and diverse group who are all giving so much to address social and environmental issues which affect us all.
Please forward any comments or queries you have to firstname.lastname@example.org, and one of our team will be in touch.
In the meantime, take care,