A 'Farewell' and 'Thank You'

A 'Farewell' and 'Thank You'

As 2019 comes to a close, we say goodbye to two esteemed colleagues who leave our staff to move onto exciting new roles. 


CBRL’s long-serving Director in Jerusalem, Dr Mandy Turner, leaves us this month to take up a post as Professor of Conflict, Peace and Humanitarian Affairs at Manchester University. At the Annual General Meeting on 11th December, CBRL’s Chairman James Watt paid a warm tribute to Mandy for the outstanding contribution she has made to the success of the Kenyon Institute since her arrival there in 2012, and the great scholarly credit she has brought CBRL not only in Jerusalem but internationally.  He also highlighted the significant improvements to the material state of the Institute, which her successor, Dr Toufic Haddad, is planning to continue.  Mandy goes on to her new post with our very warmest good wishes, and our thanks for the terrific part she has played in achieving CBRL’s goals. 

Meanwhile in London, our wonderful Executive Officer, Rachel Telfer leaves CBRL at the end of December to take up the role of Executive Manager at the M25 Consortium o f Academic Libraries, based at Senate House London. Many of you will have had the great pleasure of meeting Rachel at one of our events over the last couple of years or you may have contacted her with a membership or grant enquiry. During her time with us Rachel’s work has covered almost every aspect of the CBRL’s activity. She has been instrumental in managing a process of modernising the organisation’s processes including moving our accounting to a new online system. Our heartfelt thanks go to Rachel for her amazing work, sage advice and great humour and we wish her every success in her new role. 



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