The Board

Chaired by Professor Ian Bruce, our Board consists of both charity marketing and social marketing professionals with the common goal of supporting members and demonstrating  how the power of marketing can create change for good within the public, private and third sector 

The Board's contribution is voluntary and supported by Judith Mason,Volunteer Partnerships Manager.

 

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Professor Ian Bruce CBE

Founder

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Professor Ian Bruce FCIM

Committees and honorary positions

  • Vice President, RNIB, Royal National Institute of Blind People, 2004 
  • Vice President, ICSERA, International Council of Voluntarism, Civil Society, and Social Economy Researcher Associations, 2012 
  • Life President, Centre for Charity Effectiveness, of City University London’s Cass Business School, 2010 
  • Founder and Chair of the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Charity Interest Group 2013 –2017, Ditto Charity and Social Marketing Group 2017 
  • Patron, National Federation of the Blind 2005 
  • Patron, Richmond Society 2017 
  • Hon Governor of a Nursery School and Creche in Kliptown Informal Settlement (Squatters Camp), Soweto, South Africa 2015 – (Adviser 2006 - )
  • Member of the National Advisory Council of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) 1997 

Past

  • Nomination’s Committee of the UK Chartered Management Institute 2013 – 18
  • Secretary of the worldwide Nonprofit Academic Centres’ Council, 2008 – 10
  • Chair, Centre Directors’ Group of the International Society of Third Sector Research, 2008 – 10
  • Lecturer and co-founder of a management and leadership course for Township Leaders at the University of Johannesburg 2007-14
  • Chair of the National Charity Awards Panel of Judges, 2004 - 2007
  • Chair, Home Office/Treasury Steering Group based at NCVO, recommending performance improvement measures for charities 2003-2004
  • International Board of the International Society for Low Vision Research and Rehabilitation 2002 - 05
  • Chair, Research Committee of the National Giving Campaign 2001-04
  • Editorial Board member of the British Journal of Visual Impairment, 2006
  • Board member of LOOK, the national mutual aid organisation of parents of visually impaired children 2004-09
  • Chair of the National Charity Awards Panel of Judges, 2005 - 2007
  • Chair, Home Office/Treasury Steering Group based at NCVO, recommending performance improvement measures for charities 2003-2004
  • International Board of the International Society for Low Vision Research and Rehabilitation 2002 - 05
  • Chair, Research Committee of the National Giving Campaign 2001-04
  • Chair, UK Advisory Committee to the Johns Hopkins International Comparative Non Profit Sector Research Survey, 1998-2000
  • Founder Editorial Board member of the International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing, 1997 – 2008
  • Disability Charities Consortium, Founder and Rotating Chair, 1996-2003
  • University of Birmingham, Council 1994-2000 and Court 1994- 2012
  • Council for Charitable Support, Member 1994-2005
  • Founder and Curator of Charity Talks series 1992/3 – 2018 (25 years)
  • Central London Training and Enterprise Council 1990-97, Deputy Chair 95/7

Past – pre 1990, selected

  • 1988-2001 Founding Co-Chair National Disability Benefits Consortium
  • 1987-98 Dept of Employment National Advisory Council on the Employment of Disabled People
  • 1987-88 DHSS Committee on Inter-agency Collaboration on Visual Handicap
  • 1967-70 Arts Council of Great Britain: Art Panel, Art Film Committee, New Activities Sub Committee, then New Activities Committee.
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Maria Andrews

Chair - Events & Comms

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Maria Andrews DipM FCIM Chartered Marketer

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Maria has worked in the private, public and not-for-profit sector with a focus on developing and cultivating relationships that complement the strategic objectives of the organisation. From working for Omnicom Group and WPP to changing her career and working as a Fundraising and Marketing Director in the not-for-profit sector at an environmental charity and medium and small international development charities to improve the lives of disadvantage people.  She is a Director of Women in Marketing CIC, giving her the opportunity to share her knowledge and empower people to be the best versions of themselves – for the greater good of humankind and the planet. During Covid19, her career took another change to work in the public sector delivering domiciliary care support to her community in Sussex.  

She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, a Chartered Marketer and Chair of the Charity & Social Marketing Group.

Interesting fact
Maria is an active sport, and in particular, water sports enthusiast. Maria can be found in, sailing on and under the water as a qualified PADI Advanced Open Water Diver.  She is also a qualified swimming instructor.

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Liz Barnes DipM FCIM Chartered Marketer

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Liz runs Envoca, a marketing training and consultancy business which provides services to the public, private and third sectors. Liz has also lectured at university and on all levels of The CIM professional qualifications. Liz's expertise includes:

  •        Developing customer strategy and processes.
  •        Behaviour change marketing and evaluation (social marketing).
  •        Design and delivery of marketing training courses.
  •        Customer journey mapping.
  •        Customer / client insight.
  •        Translating client needs into creative, brand and advertising strategies.
  •        Learning evaluation, employee engagement and employer branding.

Her professional, pragmatic approach and passion for behaviour change never fails to motivate and inspire the delegates, managers, business owners, directors, professionals, and students with whom she works.

Interesting fact:
Outside work, Liz volunteers with children’s work and charities whilst also enjoying singing and theatre when she gets a chance.

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Natasha Roe

Communications Ambassador

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Natasha Roe FCIM

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Natasha is the founding director of Red Pencil, an independent consultancy for charities that she set up in 2002. Red Pencil provides a full suite of services across brand, marketing, fundraising, communications and strategy to UK charities and international NGOs. Red Pencil’s clients range from some of the UK’s largest non-profits, such as Alzheimer’s Society and Mind, through to community-based voluntary organisations – and everything in between.
Natasha holds an MSc in Charity Marketing and Fundraising with distinction from Cass Business School and has a Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Fundraising Management from the Institute of Fundraising. She is a member of the Worshipful Company of Management Consultants, specialising in marketing and strategic fundraising. In previous careers, she ran the social action unit at London Weekend Television and was the broadcaster’s Regional Affairs manager. This followed stints as a freelance journalist for Time Out, Which University Guide and The Independent; as a published author; and as Editor of Europe’s largest student newspaper, London Student.

Interesting fact:
Natasha likes ‘hard core’ exercise classes – bootcamp and HIIT being her two current favourites. She also leans to threes – she has three children, three cats and, until the south London foxes had other ideas, three backyard chickens.

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Gary Wootten FCIM

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Gary is Founder of Hitch, a leading award-winning UK social change agency, and has been contributing to the social marketing agenda as a public health commissioner and marketing consultant for many years.

Gary began his agency career in advertising, working for a portfolio of leading consumer brands. Since becoming a social marketing practitioner, he has worked on and led many programmes, campaigns and projects with the Department for Health, local authorities and national charities on many health and wellbeing social challenges. 

Briefs in recent years have been as diverse as: designing refugee anti stigma national programmes; convincing rail users to travel safely; engaging street drinkers to access support services; and transforming the way parents think about accessing health services. Gary brings a unique perspective to social marketing practice.

Interesting fact:
Gary is perhaps best known for his contributions to rolling out and scaling Alcohol Concern’s Dry January campaign, which engaged millions to reflect on and reduce harmful drinking habits.

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Shakuntla Joshi

Communications Ambassador

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Shakuntla Joshi

Shakuntla is a qualified, experienced, and a caring marketer. She specialises in assisting large and small firms to select messages and platforms, to communicate with customers. 

Shakuntla has worked in a variety of sectors including travel (British Airways), pharmaceutical (Glaxo), education (Middlesex University and Newham College), membership (bpf and IFoA), local government (Ealing Council), charity (Children's Society and Sustain), and small and medium sized enterprises (London Bike Hub).

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Edna Boampong

Ambassador

Edna Boampong FCIM

 

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