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SCOA CEO Nick Tebbey to step down

The Settlement Council of Australia (SCOA) has announced the resignation of CEO Nick Tebbey today.

On behalf of the Board, Chair Dewani Bakkum has thanked Nick for his leadership over the last two years, and wished him well in his future endeavours.

“Nick has been a great asset for SCOA over the past three years,” Ms Bakkum said. “Through his leadership, SCOA has reinforced its position as a thought leader on settlement policy and has developed strong relationships with government, stakeholders and our members around the country.”

Prior to becoming CEO in 2017, Nick was a Senior Policy Officer at SCOA and throughout his time, has maintained a strong commitment to the development of well-reasoned, evidence-based policy on behalf of the sector.

“It’s been an enormous privilege to represent SCOA, and to work with its passionate board, dedicated members and the brilliant team in our National Office,” Mr Tebbey said.

“I am inspired by the resilience, vibrancy and commitment of the settlement sector and pay tribute to the amazing work that our members do to welcome new Australians and build the foundations for multicultural Australia.”

“It is with a mixture of excitement and reluctance that I have announced my departure, as I take up a new opportunity. I thank the Board and our members for the trust they have placed in me and am confident that SCOA is in a strong position to continue building its work and representation into the future. I wish everyone all the very best for the future.”

To read some highlights of Mr Tebbey’s work, you can view SCOA’s 2017/18 publication of its activities and achievements here.

Mr Tebbey will finish as CEO on 1 February 2019 and details about SCOA’s new CEO will be announced in due course.