JCI UK National Board

The JCI UK National Board team is made up of experienced members and is elected every year at JCI UK’s Annual General Meeting. Many have previously been Local Presidents or have served on the Boards of their local chambers.
The primary functions of the JCI UK National Board are to support local chambers, represent the membership, act as the link between the international and local levels of JCI, and put in place strategies to enable successful long term planning for the national organisation.  The National President formulates a Plan of Impact for JCI UK for the year ahead which the wider National Board team implements to help achieve these primary functions.  Each National Board team member is responsible for their own area with the Plan of Action, ensuring that they support and add value to the activities and objectives of each Local President and the chambers they represent.
The National Board also ensures that JCI UK continues to hold high quality national events & projects through the year that inspire, challenge and develop its members.  These flagship events provide wonderful opportunities to bring members together to collaborate and share best practices, support each other with finding solutions to local challenges, meet old friends and make new ones, and also celebrate success whilst having plenty of fun doing so.
The National Board team actively travels around the country to work with and support JCI UK’s local chambers, participating in their events, provide training, and liaising with local members in order to update them on the strategic initiatives being put in place whilst also gaining important feedback and ideas that can be implemented in the future.

 

 

National President:

Mark Smith

mark.smith@jciuk.org.uk

Mark Smith
Mark is responsible for leading JCI UK in 2019 and the National Board team. He represents JCI UK nationally and internationally, supports the local Presidents in the UK and sets the national strategies and the Plan of Impact for the year.

Deputy National President:

James Lambert

james.lambert@jciuk.org.uk

James Lambert
James' role will be to support the National President in the delivery of the JCI UK Plan of Impact and to support the National Board team. He will also be working with local Deputy Presidents to develop a strong network, which will ensure continuity and a great start to 2018. James is also responsible for leading the Chamber Taskforce team which is responsible for helping chambers that need extra support. He will also help JCI UK grow via new chamber launches and re-starting dormant chambers.

Immediate Past President:

Ben Hawley

ben.hawley@jciuk.org.uk

Ben Hawley
Ben is responsible for mentoring the National President and National Board team as well as making sure all our meetings run using good practice.

Admin Director:

Vicky Biggs

vicky.biggs@jciuk.org.uk

Vicky Biggs
Vicky's role is to ensure that JCI UK runs as efficiently as possible. She will ensure there is a robust structure around documention and information management, whilst supporting local chambers in the adoption and sharing of standard practices to drive continuous improvement. All of this whilst also support the National President and National Board with the capture and circulation of important information. In 2019, Vicky is also taking the lead on JCI UK's Ten Outstanding Young Persons Programme which celebrates young persons and leaders that have had an impact on positive change in the community, or have achieved something magnificent in their chosen fields.

Business Development & Partnerships Director:

Adam Richmond

adam.richmond@jciuk.org.uk

Adam Richmond

International Director:

Sophie Delaporte

sophie.delaporte@jciuk.org.uk

Sophie Delaporte
Sophie's role is to put the 'International' in JCI for all our members. She will make sure that everyone has the information and support they need to make the most of the opportunities that JCI offers outside the UK. Sophie will be leading the promotion of the JCI European Conference and World Congress to all UK members and will be the main point of contact for international enquiries between JCI UK and other JCI chambers

Growth & Development Director:

Hope Tariro Chirwenga

hope.chirengwa@jciuk.org.uk

Hope Tariro Chirwenga

Community Action Director:

Hannah Woodcock

hannah.woodcock@jciuk.org.uk

Hannah Woodcock
Hannah is responsible for co-ordinating our national community events and is always happy to offer advice and support to local chambers with their community based projects.

Communications & Marketing Director:

Ruthie Pinion

ruthie.pinion@jciuk.org.uk

Ruthie Pinion
Ruthie will be taking care of the marketing efforts working closely with the Communications & Marketing Officers and the National Operations Officer. She is also the brains behind organising the upcoming marketing tour! She is a great contact point for all media-related needs!

Finance & Membership Officer:

Ben Goddard

ben.goddard@jciuk.org.uk

Ben Goddard
Ben's role is to review the finances rigorously, closely monitor the incomes/expenditures and keep the records updated. With the role being executed effectively and matters communicated clearly to others within the Board and beyond, his goal is to enable other members of the Board to spend more time focussing on the tasks which will develop and grow the skills and abilities of the membership and make JCI an even more visibly attractive proposition to potential new members.

Website Director:

Ryan Sheppard

ryan.sheppard@jciuk.org.uk

Ryan Sheppard
Ryan will be engaging in the technical development of the JCI UK national websites and ensuring all websites are operational and updated where necessary.

Communications & Marketing Officer:

Ejila Makangu

ejila.makangu@jciuk.org.uk

Ejila Makangu
Ejila is one of two Communications and Marketing Officers. She will be supporting the Communications & Marketing Director with implementing JCI UK's communication and marketing strategy. She'll be working closely with the other National Board Officers, designing and assisting with the marketing roadshow.

Communications & Marketing Officer:

Zoe Toseland

zoe.toseland@jciuk.org.uk

Zoe Toseland
Zoe will be supporting the Communications & Marketing Director with implementing JCI UK's communication and marketing strategy. She'll be working closely with the other National Board Officers, designing and assisting with the marketing roadshow.

Regional Group Chair (Yorkshire):

Neal Stirk

neal.stirk@jciuk.org.uk

Neal Stirk
Neal will be the main point of contact for all things Yorkshire. He will be working closely with all the local Presidents in Yorkshire helping and supporting them in there roles. He will also be arranging LEAP in 2019. Neal is a great contact for things tech related.

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