Bushfire Appeals
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD
News  |  Careers

GetUp! Founder Hits The Road


Monday, 30th July 2012 at 12:06 pm
Staff Reporter
The high profile National Director of the grassroots community advocacy organisation GetUp! Simon Sheikh, has announced that he will step down from the top job.


Monday, 30th July 2012
at 12:06 pm
Staff Reporter


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
GetUp! Founder Hits The Road
Monday, 30th July 2012 at 12:06 pm

The high profile National Director of the grassroots community advocacy organisation GetUp! Simon Sheikh, has announced that he will step down from the top job.

In a letter sent to GetUp! members at the weekend, Sheikh said that the organisation would continue to run under the leadership of new Director Sam McLean who has been with GetUp for over five years and served as Deputy Director for the past two years.

“When I first took on this role in September 2008, many were still wondering whether this movement of ordinary people could continue to make a difference, or whether it would invariably prove a momentary trend; a flash in the political landscape,” Sheikh said.

“Over and over again we've demonstrated unequivocally that all of us working together can change things for the better. It has been an honour to stand alongside you over these last four years.”

Sheikh made the headlines for a different reason last month when he collapsed during the live broadcast of the ABC’s Q&A program.

Sheikh said in a statement the following day that he had been battling the flu for a number of weeks.

“We have a number of important campaigns we are working hard on at GetUp right now and perhaps like a lot of us, I have been burning the candle at both ends,” Sheikh said.

Sheikh said his next plan was to pack up his car and travel Australia with his wife.

GetUp is a Not for Profit organisation and relies on small donations to fund its work and in-kind donations from the Australian public. GetUp says it does not accept donations from political parties or the Government.




Got a story to share?

Got a news tip or article idea for Pro Bono News? Or perhaps you would like to write an article and join a growing community of sector leaders sharing their thoughts and analysis with Pro Bono News readers?

Get in touch at news@probonoaustralia.com.au

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Rebuilding communities one book at a time

Maggie Coggan

Monday, 13th January 2020 at 8:26 am

The city gardening project that’s saving the planet and the people on it

Maggie Coggan

Monday, 9th December 2019 at 8:42 am

Looking to the future of civil society and conservation

Maggie Coggan

Monday, 28th October 2019 at 8:32 am

How to tweet your way to your dream job

Maggie Coggan

Monday, 28th October 2019 at 8:19 am

POPULAR

NDIS not yet in tune with the needs of participants

Luke Michael

Monday, 20th January 2020 at 4:46 pm

What impact will the bushfire crisis have on homelessness?

Luke Michael

Wednesday, 15th January 2020 at 4:28 pm

The rise (and scepticism) of Facebook fundraisers

Maggie Coggan

Thursday, 16th January 2020 at 8:49 am

New fund paves the way for impact investment in the charity sector

Luke Michael

Friday, 17th January 2020 at 4:34 pm

Bushfire Appeals
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

Get the social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!