THE WHAT? Sarahjane Robertson is to stand down from her position as Chief Executive Officer for beauty industry charity Look Good Feel Better.
THE DETAILS Robertson will leave the position in the last quarter of 2021, having worked with the charity for nearly 20 years.
Having initially joined as a Communications Consultant, Robertson has worked as CEO for the last 15 years.
THE WHY? Robertson cited the charity’s reinvention as the right time for her to step down from the role, giving her time to “take a breather and consider new personal and professional opportunities.”
She said, “Look Good Feel Better has been a huge part of my life for many years and I’m proud to have worked with some amazing people to grow our unique service offering through 24 to over 140 cancer support centres.
“The past 17+ months have been incredibly challenging and uncertain for most charities but one thing we were absolutely sure about – COVID may have put a stop to a lot of things but, sadly, not cancer. Our beneficiaries were telling us that they felt even more isolated, forgotten and frightened so within two weeks of the first lockdown we’d developed, trialled and launched ‘virtual’ support.
“Throughout the pandemic we’ve been bringing groups of people together on zoom and the response has been overwhelming. We have expanded our support to include hairloss/wigs/head coverings; nail care; ‘chair’ yoga and pilates and body confidence/styling. As we’re now starting to run live sessions again and have completely reinvented the charity I feel it’s time for me to step down, take a breather and consider new personal and professional opportunities.”