Welcome to 15 Questions! Each month, we will ask a different member of the Springboard Team or wider community about their work, heroes, education and secret hobbies. We hope you enjoy it!
Dale Bailey: Springboard Trust CEO
On February 24, Springboard Trust welcomes Dale Bailey as its new CEO. With a storied history across education, evaluation and GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives and museums), he brings a wealth of experience and insight to our work.
To get ourselves (and you all) acquainted with Dale, we got his answers on hard-hitting questions about his hobbies and heroes.
1. Hello Dale! Where are you right now?
I'm on the beach in the Coromandel, at Pauanui! My partner's sister has a beach house here, so I am taking a few days off before I start at Springboard.
2. What are you looking forward to most next week?
Learning about Springboard – meeting the people, getting to know the team and understanding what drives you all. That’s the most important thing I think.
3. How did you first hear about Springboard Trust?
I’ve got some friends who have intersected with SBT before. Some worked here, some have been on the corporate side of things and worked with the team.
They were very positive about Springboard and what it was doing and recommended it highly – which leads us here!
4. What's the most exciting thing about working at Springboard?
Coming back to work in education. As a part of that, the idea of connecting the corporate world with education – it's pretty unique, that cross-fertilisation of ideas is really exciting.
5. And the most daunting?
I think it’s getting back into full time work after a few months off! And having such a distributed team across the country, getting to know them over a distance. I want to work quite hard at that.