It is with great regret that I announce the resignation of Michael Sherlock from the position of Executive Director of Atheist Alliance International effective from today.
Michael holds down two demanding jobs and lives in a time zone that means getting up at 04:00 several days a week. He has realised it is impossible to do this long-term. To achieve anything like a reasonable work-life balance something had to give.
He said, “It is with great sadness that I resign from AAI. I firmly believe AAI is the only atheist organisation that can make a real difference to the lives of atheists around the world. The people at AAI are genuine and dedicated. I will miss them.”
Michael served as Executive Director for almost a year. He had astonishing energy and passion for his work and brought us many new connections and innovative ideas. He championed the formation of our Advisory Council and worked to grow the influence of our affiliates and Regional Directors. We are sorry to see him go.
The Board will take some time to consider the organization’s future structure. In the meantime, Bill Flavell, our Vice President, will take the reins as Interim Executive Director. We wish him well.