Handing Over The TasCOSS Baton

A statement from outgoing TasCOSS CEO Kym Goodes.

On Wednesday morning I informed the TasCOSS Board and staff that it is time to hand over the TasCOSS baton. I have given notice and will finish up late February 2020 to ensure time for recruitment and handover given the Christmas/New Year break.  

I write this message with some sadness but also contentment and fulfilment. I am passing on an organisation that is humming — we have the most incredible, dedicated team of staff and we are equally strong in all our external relationships, with our members, with government, and the broader community. Most importantly our ability to influence and impact positively to ensure a better life for many Tasmanians through our strong advocacy is something I am extremely proud of.

So while I will miss being the TasCOSS CEO, as the organisation is now in my blood, I know that after five years it is time to hand it over and ensure that it remains a strong and influential peak. It is important that an incoming CEO has time to establish themselves in the lead up to the state and federal elections in two years’ time — a critical point of advocacy for Tasmanians who rely on us to be a voice for change.

I have a few ideas on focus areas as I move to reestablish my previous advisory and consulting business (3P Advisory) after I leave in February and will look forward to still interacting in a range of ways across the sector and government. In truth, I will also look forward to a few less hours each week!

The TasCOSS Board will meet next week and put in place the recruitment process. 

I’m sure there will be a chance to say more personal goodbyes closer to the end of February, and I look forward to catching up with you soon.

All the best,

Kym Goodes
Chief Executive Officer