2018 has been one hell of a ride.
Team Rubicon has gone from strength-to-strength, delivering outcomes for the survivors of disaster from the streets of Kent to the devastated communities of Indonesia and the British Virgin Islands.
We continue to punch above our weight because of the tenacity, dedication and skill of our Greyshirts; they are our single greatest asset and the lifeblood of Team Rubicon.
These are the men and women who voluntarily walk towards danger in the service of others. It is the privilege of my lifetime to serve them as their Chief Executive.
Of course, we cannot respond to disasters without the selfless support of our donors, funders and partners. These are the people and organisations that share our values for helping people who have just lived through the darkest day of their lives.
This support squad is vital to everything we do and it is humbling to see how far they are willing to go to drive forward the Team Rubicon mission. From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank them all and I am hugely excited about what we will achieve together in 2019.
Finally, I have to thank the indomitable group of people that make up the Team Rubicon Board and Executive. They have come together, rolled their sleeves up and run at this challenge with everything they’ve got.
Their relentless pursuit of excellence and delivery is awe inspiring, but more than that, how they handle the complexity and uncertainness of what we do sets them apart.
A team from such varied backgrounds united by a common goal and culture. They are simply incredible and I am proud to be a part of them.
I wish all of you the happiest Christmas and New Year.