Hello all, I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Jason Woods and I have joined the wonderful team of directors, authors, illustrators, web designers and magazine editors as the CEO of the Children’s Charity Network (CCN).
Together, we will continue to improve an already amazing magazine and organisation. My role as CEO is to oversee the daily running of the organisation, which arranges the OzKids in Print and other smaller sub-branches.
I have a wonderful family, my wife of 28 years, Belinda and 2 daughters, Emily, 21 and Yuki, 19 all who have some involvement in the charity too, and my beautiful newfoundland dog, Moo.
In my previous working life, I have been a farrier for almost 35 years. In that time I worked at Flemington racecourse shoeing lots of big race winners and then I went to Japan for a 4-year period to work on a racing farm. Upon returning, I started my own company in the Yarra Valley.
This year I was approached by Mr Rob Leonard, asking to take over the running of the Charity. I of course accepted the offer – having been somewhat involved for many years attending the gala dinner, this organisation has held a special place in my heart. I look forward to the challenges ahead for both the charity and I, and strive to see our workshops flourish and prosper.
Next year is the Children’s Charity Networks 25th anniversary. We have some grand plans to expand and to celebrate this amazing milestone with all our donors, Patrons and author/ illustrator families who have helped over the past 25 years.
Until next time, happy reading, writing, painting, drawing and all other creative media of choice, and I look forward to seeing more of your work in future editions.
Jason Woods – CEO