Dear members, colleagues and friends,
On behalf of the ACEL Board, I am writing to you today to let you
know that, after nearly nine years, ACEL’s Chief Executive Officer,
Aasha Murthy will be finishing in the role on Wednesday, 19 August 2020.
Aasha has provided exceptional leadership of our organisation during
her time as CEO. Her achievements in the role are impressive and she
leaves ACEL in a strong and sustainable position as Australia’s
preeminent educational leader professional organisation. During her time
as CEO, Aasha has significantly expanded the professional learning
offerings to members and other educators, diversified ACEL’s products
and revenue streams, built a strong and dedicated National office team
and provided a robust and sustainable financial basis including the
purchasing of ACEL’s own head office in Surry Hills, Sydney.
As well as her achievements in the business of the organisation,
Aasha has also contributed to ACEL’s focus on developing Australia’s
educational leaders through her own leadership skills and credentials.
This has included developing and running ACEL’s Executive Leadership Program
with cohorts in New South Wales, Western Australia, Northern Territory,
and ACT, and of course, the recent publication of her book co-authored
with Dr. Vikram Murthy, ‘Being!: Five Ways Of Leading Authentically In An Interconnected World’.
Aasha’s leadership and work with the National Office team and ACEL
Board including our State and Territory Presidents has positioned our
organisation to provide world class services to our members, weather the
current challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and built a
solid foundation on which we can continue to grow and deliver on ACEL’s
objectives into the future.
I would also like to personally thank Aasha for her dedication,
professionalism and support during my time as President and Board Chair.
We wish Aasha all the best in her next steps and thank her again for all that she has given to our wonderful organisation.
The ACEL Board will now begin a nationwide process to recruit and
appoint a new Chief Executive Officer. This is an exciting opportunity
for the organisation and for Australia’s educational leaders. As we
begin this process, the Board has determined that I will assume the role
of Interim CEO in a voluntary capacity to ensure continuity and
leadership of ACEL.
This has been a very challenging year for many educators, I hope this message finds you all safe and well.