|One of those very complex weeks with lots of different things to do rather than a thematic collection of events and meetings; on reflection, it seemed to be a mirror of the season with its many distractions.
Various engagements supporting the ongoing projects related to the Time for Changeprogram still feature, as the process of completing the placement of staff into the new posts that have been created was continued. It is encouraging to hear the voices of so many expressing their appreciation of the opportunities to find new challenges for themselves in the organisation. These processes will continue over the next couple of months as all elements of the new structure are successfully enabled.
Another critical piece of work involving UNE staff from across many departments and corporate partners has been the negotiations for a loan to stabilise our reserves and improve the liquidity ratios of UNE as part of the commitments made in Time for Change. This piece of the jigsaw has been designed carefully to allow UNE to improve its immediate financial position alongside the planning of initiatives which will see us grow revenue and generate the required surpluses in years to come. Late nights with lots of spreadsheets and pivots is the image that you should have in your mind here.