Iosis CEO leaves

Posted on September 29, 2014 by Iosis

Ruby Duncan stepped down from the role of Iosis CEO on 26 September 2014, to begin a new work with husband Mick in their Manurewa community.

Ruby began her social services career in 1997, as a part-time support worker at Merivale. At that stage Merivale was located in Epsom and Baptist Action ran it as a women’s refuge. In 2000 Mrs Duncan became manager there. She oversaw the move to larger premises and a move away from a sole focus on domestic violence to one on parenting and addiction issues.

Between 2003 and 2006, Baptist Action restructured. The Board asked Ruby to bring together Merivale and another service entity, Baptist Family Services. About a year later, the Baptist City Mission’s budgeting service and op shops were included in the mix. That collection of services morphed into the organisation known as Iosis, which was established in 2006.

“I have always been aware that what Iosis has now comes from a long history of people who have given themselves for others. Each of us involved with Iosis is just one part of that long journey. God led me here and He now leads me on to new things, but I am still somewhat incredulous that my journey took me into leadership of such a fabulous group of people to achieve such significant outcomes for families. I feel very blessed,” Says Mrs Duncan.

Until a replacement is appointed, Iosis will be led by Acting CEO Tracey-Leigh Peters and the Iosis management team.

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