IIC Director General Lynn Robinson took up her post in March 2020, just as the Covid-19 outbreak began turning into a pandemic. Here she reflects on her first 12 months leading the institute.
1. Your first year at the IIC obviously hasn’t been what you were expecting, but what’s been the hardest part?
When I joined the IIC in March last year, the pandemic was already sweeping the globe. Although we had little idea it would go on for so long, we very quickly realised that we were going to have to re-orientate the organisation. From that point on, my focus was on setting out our short-term priorities and on pivoting the institute through a digital transformation programme. This turned out to be critical.
The most disappointing part has been not being able to meet, in-person, our wonderful members and community, although the welcome I have received from the IIC board, the members and the team has been exceptional.
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