Dear New England community
I wish to say a heartfelt thank you to all those who welcomed a Queenslander into the region just over two years ago. With my wife Janine having accepted a position in a large Brisbane-based company in March, I’m now having to cut short my time as CEO of NECOM as Janine now deals with a number of health concerns all surfacing at the same time. The New England Conservatorium of Music is truly a leader in Australian music education, and I’m glad that one of the many people who elevated NECOM to that status is now able to return in a caretaker capacity, in the form of the previous Director, Susanne James. My last day of official CEO duties will be Wednesday 17th July, during which time Susanne will resume the helm of this outstanding organisation.
Read Russ's full farewell here