May I take this opportunity to formally introduce you to Mohammed Walji.
Mohammed will be joining CVS Brent as its new CEO commencing Monday 29 June.2020.
As the Board, we envisage this appointment will herald a new chapter in the history of CVS Brent that brings together the thinking on what was happening before the crisis, what has been brought to the fore by the crisis, and how we can begin to reimagine the future.
I was told by a dear friend recently that “Whatever you might be thinking about the long-term impacts of the coronavirus epidemic, you’re probably not thinking big enough”.
So as we move ‘Towards renewal’ this reminds us that no-one knows what the long term outcomes of this pandemic will be but, as we are already experiencing, a crisis of this magnitude will create deep and unexpected shifts. Whatever the world looks like as we move from the immediate crisis, to the transitional period to the emergence of a changed landscape we are beginning to see that many of the previous systems, structures, norms and could disappear and not return.
A key strength of CVS Brent is our role as a connector and convenor across many sectors and actors in the borough.
Given the current levels of uncertainty, looking deeper and further requires us to design a different kind of conversation than the ones we have been involved in before. With this appointment and building upon the successful crisis management this past few months, we want to utilise our position as the custodians of the board, to create an environment where we can start taking the steps needed to reimagine our collective purpose and place.
Chris Murray, Chair of CVS Brent