Thomas Tam resigns as CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S.


S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is looking for a new chief executive officer, following the decision ofThomas Tam to relinquish the top job at the Vancouver-based social-service agency.

Dennis Chan, chair of the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. board of directors, announced today (December 20) that Tam's resignation is effective June 15, 2012.

“The decision to leave is a personal one and it has been difficult," Tam said in a news release, “but after two decades with one organization, it is time to move on and explore new opportunities. It has been an honour to have been part of such a dedicated and committed team of professional staff and volunteers.”

The S.U.C.C.E.S.S. board plans to use the services of international search firm Odgers Berndtson in finding the organization a new CEO.

Tam succeeded former CEO Tung Chan, who retired in 2010. He has worked at S.U.C.C.E.S.S. since 1992.

According to its website, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is a "group of three registered charities and two limited liability social enterprises" that together comprise one of the largest social-service providers in B.C.

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