Eastern and Central Community Trust (ECCT) General Manager, Jonathan Bell, has announced his resignation, effective 22 December.
After nearly eight years with ECCT, Jonathan is pursuing opportunities to lend his skills and expertise as a private business consultant and mentor.
During his tenure, Jonathan has been instrumental in shifting the Trust’s funding from transactional to transformational as well as purchasing office premises in Hastings and diversifying ECCT’s investments, resulting in an $87M increase over eight years.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here at ECCT – from working with a great team and Board to seeing the amazing work being done by dedicated groups and organisations in our communities,” Jonathan says.
“It is now time for someone else to take the reins and let them take the Trust in a new direction.”
Eastern and Central Community Trust Board Chair, Georgina Morrison, says Jonathan’s knowledge, expertise and sense of humour will be missed by both his team and trustees as well as the numerous community groups he has assisted over the years.
“Jonathan has been a real asset to our organisation. We are sad to see him go but we support his decision to move on to other opportunities and wish him well with his new venture.”
The recruitment process for Jonathan’s replacement will begin in the next few weeks.