Evaluation Works is undergoing a transition in 2017 with Robyn Bailey’s departure.
“After six busy years setting up and working closely with Rae to establish a valued and trusted evaluation company, it’s time to take a break,” says Robyn.
“I’m looking forward to working on my new home, developing gardens, spending time with family, and gathering information on the writing and thinking of my late aunt – Gay Simpkin – and supporting the publication of a book she was co-editing on the Working Women’s Charter.”
“It has been a privilege working with Rae, and I look forward to future collaborations. One particular highlight of our work together was finding a straightforward but robust way to measure meaningful outcomes for people in the hard-to-measure areas of health and wellbeing,” says Robyn.
“Other highlights include the opportunity through evaluation projects to work closely with people actively supporting positive change for individuals, whānau and their communities, and to contribute to the evaluation field through being involved in the development of ANZEA evaluation competencies and standards and managing two national ANZEA conferences.”
“I look forward to keeping up with colleagues, developments in the evaluation field, and of course whatever Evaluation Works may be involved in next,” Robyn says.
Rae Torrie will continue to lead the business and deliver the quality evaluation services that Evaluation Works is known for.
“I’m sorry that Robyn is leaving Evaluation Works, on lots of levels, while also knowing that the time is right for her. I wish Rob well in her new endeavours (which I will follow with great interest through our regular contact).”
“I am particularly mindful of the legacy Rob leaves behind in co-creating this business. We have created a practice that holds programme outcomes for intended recipients firmly in our sights while developing robust and appropriate approaches in any evaluative activities. I will be bringing this kaupapa, and Robyn’s legacy, in how EW ‘does business’ with me into the future,” says Rae.
In the meantime 2017 looks like an interesting year for Evaluation Works. More on that in the next update!