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Heads Down. Eyes Up. Leadership in Volatile Times

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Like all of you, my colleagues, my team, my family, my community and myself we have been, and will continue to be affected by the current health crisis created by the spread of COVID-19, now officially recognised as a pandemic.

Facing the challenges, it has created as a leader within JBWere has me thinking about the safety of my colleagues and their families, and the assets that have been entrusted to us for prudent and professional management by our clients. 

However, as I work remotely (appropriately socially distanced) my mind turns to what this really means for our JBWere clients: the for-purpose organisations to whom we provide tailored governance and strategy advice in addition to our investment management services. By this, I mean, what it really means beyond the impact of reduced portfolio values and income generated from those portfolios in the short to medium term (as important as that is to our clients).

So, in the spirit of practising what I preach (literally!) I am today taking the time to lift my gaze from the crisis response and reflect as a Board Director of multiple for-purpose organisations on what we must do next. Perhaps it will prove useful to you as you prepare for your next Board meeting. 

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