What is your role on national board?
What are your objectives for your role in 2013?
The theme for 2013 is 'Inspiring Action' and I want to help to support our local chambers to take inspiring action to create positive change in their local communities. It is really important that we keep the focus on high quality events and projects and strive to think bigger and be bolder with our plans. There is so much great energy within the members of JCI UK and I am really looking forward to working with them. We also have a great program of national events this year starting with Inspiration Day in January, followed by Marketing Academy in February, a leadership academy in September and our National Convention in November.
How long have you been involved?
I have been a member of JCI since 2006 and when I joined I immediately took on a position on the local board. Since then I have had many roles and worked on lots of diiferent projects. This has given me the opportunity to develop skills in many areas. I loved my year as local president and also all of the training that I have given to members. Where are you from? I am from Leicester but I have been living in Leeds for 15 years. Leeds is a great city with really friendly people but I enjoy that being a member of JCI means that I am often travelling to other cities and countries too.
Which is your local chamber?
JCI Leeds Why did you join? I joined to meet new people and stayed partially due to the amazing friends that I have met along the way but also due to the great personal development and the opportunity to get active in the communmity.
Which international events have you been to?
I have travelled to many countries including India, Sweden and Hungary. In 2012 alone I travelled to Scotland, Ireland, The Netherlands, Japan, Taiwan and Germany! The option to travel to international events is open to all members and it is such an amazing experience.
What do you do in your spare time?
If I have some quiet time I really like to read but mostly I like to get out and try new things and go to new places!
What's your profession?
By day I am am Associate Director for Morgans City Living in Leeds where I manage the city centre rentals team. I am lucky enough to really love my job.
Share a little known fact about yourself?
I'm not a very good swimmer.
How can we get in touch with you?
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org