• SAYiT

SAYiT welcomes appointment of new CEO

A message from our departing CEO, Steve Slack….

Dear colleague, friend or supporter of SAYiT, sadly I will be leaving SAYiT on Wednesday July 22nd. The position of CEO will be taken over by Heather Paterson. I am delighted with Heather’s appointment and I know that the organisation will go from strength to strength under her quietly determined and inspirational leadership.

The current treasurer of trustees, Helen King, will also be leaving the organisation after 20 years of exceptional service to the charity. Helen will be replaced by Wei-Sheng Lin and Georgina Burns-OConnell who will be sharing the role of treasurer. Helen has been an amazing, kind and committed trustee for over twenty years and SAYiT owes her a great debt. The success of the organisation today is directly attributable to the passion, time and energy which Helen has shown over the past two decades. She has been to me, to SAYiT and to the LGBT+ community of Sheffield a great beacon of light, a determined ally and an unwavering friend.

Helen and I had both originally planned to leave SAYiT earlier in the summer but we agreed with trustees to remain until we felt that we had safely navigated the initial difficulties and disruption brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. I am proud to say that the SAYiT staff team and the trustees responded with the usual professionalism and commitment to the enormous challenges faced. Staff, trustees and volunteers have worked together tirelessly to maintain our vita