Message from the CEO: Auf Wiedersehen
Auf Wiedersehen is German for "goodbye", but the phrase more literally translates as "when we see again" or "until we see again". It is this more literal translation that is the subject of this, my last “Message from the CEO” for the Source Document. Not so long after you read this, I will be leaving ARCS to take up a new challenge as General Manager, George Clinical. Those of you who know me will know that my experience in the industry has been in Project Management and Asia Pacific leadership of a global CRO - so, you might say I am going back to my skills base and my love of hands on project management in therapeutics development. I have greatly enjoyed my time, almost 5 years, as CEO of ARCS Australia and feel privileged that I have been able to lead the development of ARCS as a robust and professional organisation catering to diverse member needs in the 21st century. One way or another, I have worked for ARCS for almost 20 years including 10 years on various Education Committees, 5 years as a Director and 3 years as President - I truly do believe this is Auf Wiedersehen, not Goodbye - I expect that I will never be far from ARCS! I know I am leaving the organisation in a strong position. We have come a very long way in the last 5 years and I am very proud of my legacy.