Biggest Buddy moves on after 15 years

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August 2017

In 2002, disillusioned after many years in management and corporate IT, Richard Aston jumped ship at 50 to take up the reins of a fledgling social agency with the lofty vision of changing fatherless boys’ lives.

Back then, Big Buddy was a paper-based social agency with five matches on its books. But Aston ‘got the vision’ and devoted the next 15 years into growing it in the Auckland, Wellington and Waikato regions. Over 720 matches later, Big Buddy is now poised for further growth, with significant corporate support.

Confident his ‘baby’ is in good hands, Aston is stepping down as CEO on August 31, 2017. At 65, it’s time to look at what else he wants to do – how he can contribute to New Zealand children’s lives in other ways…

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Biggest Buddy moves on after 15 years at helm

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