“As the year draws to a close, I want to thank you for your readership and indeed your continued interest in your university.
As I reflect on my first few months in the role, I am grateful for the opportunity to be in Tasmania meeting a wide range of people who are passionate and proud to call this their university, their state.
I have been listening to what has been working well and where we need to make improvements in our engagement with our alumni community, which now embraces 125,000 people across 110 countries.
I am committed to providing you with meaningful, accessible and sustainable opportunities to engage with your alma mater and with your fellow alumni.
I look forward to doing just that in 2020 and beyond, and to continue listening to you about how we can continue to serve your interests.
Afterall, the word alumni derives from ‘alere’, meaning ‘to nourish’; we shall continue to shape our alumni activities and services with this closely in mind.
For now, wherever you are in the world, I hope that 2019 has been kind to you and I wish you, your family and friends, a healthy and prosperous year ahead.”