Palladium's New CEO Announced
Dear Clients and Partners,
I’ve been with Palladium since 1982, and growing this company into a truly global impact firm is one of the greatest accomplishments of my life. Now, it’s with pride and enthusiasm that I announce my successor, Palladium’s new CEO: Chris Hirst.
I will be stepping aside from my role as CEO effective 01 October 2018. I will continue on as Group Managing Director full time until 01 January 2019, and then reducing to 70%. At the appropriate time, I’ll adopt the role of Executive Chairman on our Board of Directors, pending the results of our AGM in November and further discussions with the Board in the new year. At all stages, I’ll be working closely with Chris as he undertakes the day-to-day running of our global business.
Perhaps you’ve already met Chris. He has been with Palladium for nearly 20 years, working across the business in both project and corporate roles, based in Australia, Zimbabwe, Papua New Guinea, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States. Many of us know him as a talented strategist with a deep commitment to Palladium’s success. In addition to his strong business acumen, he first became interested in our work because of his passion for social change and desire to make the world a better, more equitable place. Based on my own experience as CEO, I believe the role will require him to tap into both drivers, as every good CEO should.
Chris will introduce himself to you in due course, and will outline his own vision for continued excellence in our work and enduring positive impact across the globe.
We will continue to implement programmes for our donor clients in the most challenging conditions on the planet.
We will continue to design and execute profitable strategies for companies that care about sustainability.
We will continue to help governments achieve social and economic outcomes for the societies they lead.
And we will continue to manage capital for private investors who want to see a social return along with their financial one.
This is an exciting change, and I welcome you to reach out to me, to Chris, or to your point of contact within Palladium to ask questions or learn more, particularly as we finalise the details of our transition over the next four months. This decision has been years in the making, and I look forward to working closely with Chris and with Palladium as we continue to make a better world possible for many years to come.
Managing Director / CEO