Announcement from our Annual General Meeting
We shared an electric night together at our Annual General Meeting on August 30th, where we were able to talk together, share amazing food prepared by the Norlane Team, and experience a firsthand glimpse of The Green Room, Melbourne CBD's 'Urban Seedlings’ project.
During the night, we made an important announcement; David Wilson’s role over the last 4 years as CEO is coming to an end, and this week he transitions into the role of Director of Education. This new role will build Urban Seed's ability to offer training and consultancy in Place Making and Community Development. We are very thankful for the last 4 years of David’s humble, wise, and passionate leadership, and excited about the possibilities of this role.
A New and Exciting Era
As Urban Seed enters a new and exciting era, with the opening of the Little Birdie Cafe in Norlane, the development of The Green Room social enterprise in Melbourne’s CBD, ongoing expansion of our Youth and Schools Programs, and ground-breaking Placemaking that is occurring across each of our neighbourhood sites; we are grateful to be welcoming Hany Messieh to our team as Interim CEO.
Hany has spent the last couple of decades working within the banking sector in Australia, the US, and Europe, and his expertise and experience are paramount for Urban Seed at this time. Having been on Urban Seed’s board for the past year, Hany has been moved by the passion of the Urban Seed mob, and is excited to journey with the organisation in this capacity, while the Board begin their search for a full time CEO.
As Urban Seed, we look forward to the next chapter in our story, journeying forwards with all of our stakeholders, neighbours, supporters, and friends, continuing to cultivate healthy and sustainable places of hope and inclusion.