Information and Knowledge Manager, Stephanie Taylor, is taking on a new, wider role at the Anglican Communion office as preparations are stepped up for the Primates’ meeting in October.
In her previous post, Stephanie has been focusing on improving the documenting of activities and maintaining records. She has also been central in helping to serve the Instruments of Communion. Her new role builds on these. She will now look after much of the logistics and paperwork for meetings of the ACC, Standing Committee and Primates. She will also lead the team of staff supporting the Secretary General.
Stephanie, who joined the ACO three years ago, now becomes Executive Officer and Information Manager to the Instruments of Communion. She said she would relish her new brief.
“It has been a great honour to champion the importance of good information management and communication - developing the Member Churches Directory and the ACO archive in stewardship on behalf of the Communion,” she said. “In both of these areas I have had the great privilege of working with brothers and sisters across the Communion, including Provincial Secretaries and fellow information and records managers and archivists.
“I am now looking forward to bringing together my passion for information management, for sharing and learning from one another in relation with God, and for serving our beloved Communion. I feel hugely blessed to be taking on this role leading the Secretary General’s team and serving the Instruments of Communion. I thank God for the joy and privilege of playing my small part in serving our global family.”
ACO Chief Operating Officer, David White, said Stephanie had become a central player in supporting the work of the office and he was certain she would thrive in the new post.
“One of Stephanie’s greatest strengths is her ability to build relationships with colleagues at all levels and across the Communion and we expect this gift to be fully utilised in her new role,” he said.
Stephanie will also now lead the team of staff supporting the Secretary General, following the retirement of Christine Codner as Executive Officer. She will be supported by a new PA, Louise Redfern, who starts in September. Louise is currently working as a PA in the Guildford Diocesan Office in the Church of England. The final member of the new team is Daphne Towry-Coker, the ACO’s Travel Manager.