Appointed CEO, Habitat for Humanity New York City.
TORONTO, Nov. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Martin Blake, Chair of the Habitat for
Humanity Toronto (HFHT) Board of Directors, today announced the
resignation of the organization's Chief Executive Officer, Neil
Hetherington. On October 28 Mr. Hetherington resigned from Habitat for
Humanity Toronto and accepted the appointment of CEO, Habitat for
Humanity, New York City.
"We could not be more delighted for Neil who has devoted so much of his
time and considerable talent to leading the extraordinary growth of the
Toronto affiliate. Because of his passion for this cause, Habitat for
Humanity Toronto is now helping more families break the cycle of
poverty than ever before, and vastly improving our city along the way,"
says Mr. Blake. "Although we will all miss him, we are proud of his
accomplishments and wish him every success helping more families in New
York where, after the recent devastation of Hurricane Sandy, his skills
will be in even greater demand during Habitat's disaster recovery
Mr. Hetherington's resignation will take effect February 4, 2013.
Habitat Toronto's Board of Directors will immediately begin the search
for a new CEO and will work closely with the talented team at HFHT to
ensure a seamless transition.
"This new opportunity will offer many new challenges and occasions to
help more families through our homeownership model," said Mr.
Hetherington. "I will, however, miss the wonderful volunteers, partner
families and the staff to whom I'm deeply grateful. Their passion and
hard work is inspiring and has helped build a brighter future for
families in need in this city."
Mr. Hetherington joined Habitat Toronto in September 2000, making him
the youngest CEO of a Habitat affiliate in the world at the time. Over
the course of his tenure, he has helped increase Habitat Toronto's
building capacity from one home every two years to fifty homes
annually. He is the recipient of several awards of distinction,
including Canada's Top 40 Under 40 Award (2006), as well as the Queen
Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, awarded this year.
About Habitat for Humanity Toronto:
Established in 1988, Habitat for Humanity Toronto is a non-profit,
non-denominational Christian housing organization. We welcome all
people without discrimination to join us as we build simple, decent,
affordable homes in partnership with low-income families. One hundred
percent of all administrative and fundraising costs are paid for by the
operation of five Toronto ReStores. Habitat Toronto ReStores sell
quality new and gently used donated building materials. Every 10
minutes, Habitat for Humanity helps a family improve their housing
situation in more than 100 countries around the world.
Please visit www.torontohabitat.ca for more information on Habitat for Humanity Toronto.
SOURCE: Habitat for Humanity Toronto
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