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Br Bill Firman FSC Executive Director based in Juba

The new Executive Director of Solidarity with South Sudan is Brother Bill Firman, a De La Salle Christian Brother from Australia who has a long history of leadership in Australia, including a time as Province Leader as well as being the Principal of four different Catholic secondary schools in Australia and New Zealand. He was the Principal of a Catholic Secondary school in Melbourne when he resigned his position and answered the call of his Provincial in 2009 for volunteers to go to South Sudan to help in teacher education. From September 2009 until now he has been the Solidarity Director of Teacher Education. With the decision of the Solidarity Board to move the position of Executive Director to South Sudan, he is in the ideal position, with his experience and qualifications, to take on this broader responsibility. As Br Bill says, he is not in South Sudan to be another ‘big man’ telling people what to do. He sees leadership as a service to the others in the Solidarity team, living and working with them to try to create more opportunities for the South Sudanese people