A note from Sebastian Robertson, on behalf of the Board.
In March 2015, Sam Refshauge officially took over as CEO of batyr. Back then we had no doubt that Sam’s passion, his wealth of experience and knowledge, and his positive approach to life would have a significant impact on the growth and success of batyr. And we weren’t wrong!
In the years that followed the batyr team has flourished and thrived under Sam’s leadership, and as a whole the organisation has grown exponentially, increasing it’s impact without compromising on quality or sustainability.
As CEO, Sam has led and supported the team to; go from a reach of 14,000 at the start of 2015, to over 90,000 at the end of 2017 and to build from a team of 17 permanent and casual staff to a team of 54 across 5 states and territories.
This growth alone is incredible and would not have been possible without Sam at the helm. But it is more than this, it is one thing to drive growth, but it is nothing if you don’t have a dedicated and passionate team behind you. Sam’s warmth, his positivity, genuine care for others and commitment to batyr is undeniable, and it is with this infectious enthusiasm he has continued to create a culture where staff and the whole batyr community feel inspired and proud to be a part of it.
As a board we are incredibly grateful for all that has been achieved under Sam’s guidance and leadership. We along with the batyr community, pass on our sincere thanks to Sam and wish him and Maddy all the best on their next adventure.
With Sam we knew who we wanted, we tapped him on the shoulder and he stepped up exactly like we all knew he could and batyr, our community, and so many young people, are better because of his leadership at the helm.
This time around, we’re leaning on you to help us find that perfect fit for the next stage of the batyr journey. So get your thinking caps on and spread the word. The hunt is on.
An incredible opportunity to lead a rapidly growing organisation, doing amazing work in one of the greatest challenges of our era, preventative mental health.
If you think that may be you, or somebody that you know please get in contact with Grace Atkinson from Hattonneale who is helping is to find the next CEO.
02 9258 2600
Founder & Chairman
On behalf of the batyr Board