Passing the baton
When I started Air Matters 18 years ago, I had a vision of a vibrant business, making a difference in terms of air quality in NZ. I was particularly aware of a gap in New Zealand around assessment of exposure risk for workers and saw some very bad situations occurring in NZ industries. That professional journey over the last 18 years has been a fulfilling one for me personally, in terms of the outcomes of the work done, the clients met along the way and the fantastic staff that have joined the Air Matters team.
The work is not done. But I am happy to say that I am now passing the baton to a new group of business owners, Rob, Nick and Carl, who of course are already key to the Air Matters team and have been building their shareholding over the last few years. This is a great outcome for Air Matters as a company as there will be continuity of service, knowledge and culture into the future.
I want to thank all the loyal clients that I have met during my time here and particularly appreciate those that have worked in their businesses to improve outcomes for workers. Air Matters will continue to work with you to make improvements in the environmental and worker exposure spheres.
To my professional colleagues who have always supported me personally and supported Air Matters, a big thank you. I will continue to see many of you in various forums in the future.
The Air Matters staff, present and past, have been a delight to work with. So many friendships made with committed professionals. Keep up the good work into the future. You are the future!
Finally to Rob, Carl and Nick, enjoy your leadership of Air Matters. You will be amazing and will continue to build a reputable, effective, environmental and occupational hygiene company. Air Matters couldn’t be in better hands.
So it is with some trepidation, that I move onto new things. Change is to be managed, but the philosophy remains – manaaki whenua, maanaki hauhau, manaaki tangata (care for the land, care for the air, care for the people).
Much love my friends.