Sad to report that long standing auDA Employee Lujia Chen has resigned (and left) her senior position as Registrar Liaison and Policy Officer at auDA. She was vastly experienced in this most important role, and as a trained lawyer, she had excellent credentials.
To my mind, her departure now leaves a huge a lack of experience at auDA. What’s more worrying is that no announcement has been made by auDA – either about her departure; or who is to replace her. Her LinkedIn and Twitter profiles have disappeared.
Lujia is not a friend of mine, but I’ve had dealings with her over many years. She was always helpful and pleasant – and willing to go the extra mile to assist where possible. For all these reasons, I’m genuinely disappointed to see her go.
I’d heard on the grapevine a couple of weeks ago that this was on the cards, and it was confirmed a few days ago by an informed source. Apparently, her departure followed the recent pattern of going on sick leave first; and then simply not coming back.
It seems to any interested or casual observer that “the powers that be” are determined to enforce the “it’s our way or the highway” style of management. Their mantra is that they are simply “cleaning out the organisation” because parts of it had become decayed or ossified. Whilst I can understand some of the changes, others like this are simply bewildering.
What do you think?
Ned O’Meara – 8th December 2016