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YachtAid executive director Tim Forderer has stepped down from his role after a year of volunteer service. Mark Drewelow, founder of the international organisation, will take over the position.
In a statement about his decision, Forderer said, “I am hugely grateful for the opportunity to serve the yachting community this past year. Together we assisted many in need and in doing so we realised the sustainability of yachting is directly related to the health of our oceans and the resilience of the world’s coastal communities. The yachting community is uniquely positioned to make a positive significant impact on the planet by coming together and putting the appropriate resources behind organisations like YachtAid Global.”
Forderer will remain committed to promoting sustainability and humanitarian causes. He will also continue supporting YachtAid Global as a worldwide ambassador, continuing his long-time association with the organisation.
Drewelow has thanked Forderer for his services, and in a statement said, “The board and the entire team is grateful for Tim’s service and leadership, and the personal sacrifice he has made to work as a full-time volunteer over the past year.
“We understand and support his decision to step down and are grateful for his many accomplishments. We wish him the very best. I am confident that working with our skilled global team, we will enjoy continued success into the future.”
YachtAid Global, according to its website, “coordinates the acquisition and delivery of humanitarian aid to coastal communities in need or impacted by natural disasters in collaboration with a global network of volunteers, vetted NGOs and disaster relief experts.
“YAG abides by agenda-free aid and leverages vetted strategic partners and proven processes in ensuring timely, needs-verified, ethical and responsible aid delivery.”
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