The MD of the UK arm of the world’s leading event management company MCI steps up into her now role after a year managing applications for funds and communicating with successful beneficiaries for the charity. Jenkins received the unanimous support of her fellow volunteers at the charity’s AGM after Martin Lewis, a co-founder of Meeting Needs, stepped down from the chair after 13 years.
Lewis said: “Jennifer is the perfect candidate to take Meeting Needs to the next stage of its development because of her exceptional management experience, market knowledge, contacts and presence in the market. I will remain a volunteer on the Executive Committee to assist with the communications strategy and look forward to working with her and supporting her.”
Ms Jenkins said: “Meeting Needs is a fantastic organisation that makes a real difference to people in need and I have derived huge satisfaction from my role thus far. Now we need to appoint someone to take on my Beneficiary Liaison responsibilities.”
Other members of the Executive Committee elected were: Charles Blowfield, Hon Treasurer; Sue O’Gorman, Hon Secretary; Samme Allen, Kate Conway, David Hackett, Tim Bassett, Tim Chudley and Richard Waddington.
Meeting Needs raises around £150,000 per annum of which around 85% goes directly to good causes. In the past year, the charity funded more than 40 projects in 18 countries.