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Remembering a wonderful legacy

November, 2021

The Board of Directors of Anglican Overseas Aid announces the retirement in February 2022 of the Rev’d Dr Bob Mitchell, after 10 years as its CEO.

Bob has led AOA with distinction, capped off by high praise earlier this month with the recommendation that AOA receive full re-accreditation at the highest level by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The accreditation team said that AOA was one of the stronger smaller organisations that they have come across and that it ‘punches well above its weight’.

Under Bob’s outstanding leadership, Anglican Overseas Aid has gained a robust reputation for effective aid and advocacy as well as maintaining the highest standards of integrity and governance. Bob’s role in this cannot be underestimated and it is with great sadness that the Board of Directors has accepted Bob’s resignation to retire. Chair of the Board, Glenn Scott, has acknowledged Bob’s leadership saying, “Bob Mitchell has shown outstanding leadership of AOA. We thank God for his legacy, for his faith and for all that he has brought to Anglican Overseas Aid.”. The Board wishes Bob all joy in retirement and every blessing in whatever opportunities for service and ministry arise.

The Governance and Nominations Committee of the Board, chaired by Claire Miller, has begun a search process for a successor to Bob.

We ask AOA’s supporters to join in thanks to God for Bob’s ministry and to pray for a successor. The Board anticipates some recognition of Bob’s ministry in due course.


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