I was first on National Board in 2012 as Admin & Membership Director. I had previously worked with that year’s National President, Solveig Malvik, on the Local Council in my home chamber of London, so knew it would be a great team experience. I was really excited by her vision and ambitions for the organisation and wanted to be a part of it. The previous year I had been President of JCI London, a role way out of my comfort zone, so I was keen to do a role which played to my strengths and where I could make a difference. Admin and Membership completely fitted the bill in that respect and I’m proud that the initiatives I introduced that year are still being used now.
After a year off, I was missing the National Board experience of working with other members from all across the country, so decided I wanted to stand for a position on the 2014 board. This time, I was keen to challenge myself and do a role outside of my comfort zone. I therefore chose to stand as Personal Development Director, because training is one of the areas where I’ve seen most development in myself throughout my time in JCI and I’m passionate about being able to support our members with their own personal development.
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This post was written by Drew Charman