I have always been interested in people and how building solid business relationships are the key to continued success. I have had a variety of business roles creating, building and maintaining business relationships and especially with membership organisations.
I started my own travel consultancy company when I was 21 and have always maintained an entrepreneurial outlook to business. I enjoyed many years working as a volunteer in the charity sector helping to build visibility and credibility for a lifesaving emergency blood transport and response organisation, now working with hospitals across the country and with the Air Ambulance - granted the Queen's Award for voluntary service.
For the last 23 years I have been mainly involved in membership organisations and charities, including helping to introduce BNI; the worlds largest business referral organisation, into countries such as Malaysia, Spain, Vietnam and South Korea and helping in the design, realisation and roll out of a bespoke worldwide IT system. I have worked as CEO of a Chamber of Commerce, representing private sector business to local and national government and getting involved in the debate on behalf of business, small and large, promoting the Chambers of Commerce business manifesto.
ILFM is already a well-respected and highly effective organisation with people at it's heart; I want to use my experience in further adding value to members and building profile of the organisation. I'm very keen on collaboration, and think that it is a very positive and forward looking way to work in partnership with others. I will also look to develop partnerships with many other organisations to further raise profile and add more value to our members.
I always welcome your feedback and suggestions, please don’t hesitate to connect with me.