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MCI’s Jenkins steps up to chair event industry charity, Meeting Needs

Jennifer Jenkins
Jennifer Jenkins is the new Chair Elect of Meeting Needs, the event industry’s registered charity.
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.

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