iprovision stengthens board to meet £1m investment target

The CIPR benevolent fund, iprovision, has strengthened its board by appointing two fundraising experts - Mark Williams and Sheena Elliot - as trustees.

Mark Williams is Fundraising and Communications Manager at the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund, the charity for doctors, medical students and their families. He previously spent five years at Save the Children managing key corporate contracts with GSK and Lloyds Banking Group – and before that worked in the fundraising team at Age Concern England.

Sheena Elliott is Manager of Member Services at the Royal Society of Chemistry, where she leads a three-person team managing its benevolent fund. She previously spent a number of years working in media and communications, and was an affiliate member of CIPR.

Pat Gaudin Found.Chart.PR FCIPR, iprovision Chair
We are confident that in Sheena and Mark we have two trustees who will bring new insights to iprovision and complement the skills-set of our existing board members.

They have a track record in fundraising, grant-giving, governance and the marketing of benevolent funds within professional membership bodies – with the added advantage of some experience in communications roles.  

Once we introduce them to the wider world of CIPR we expect them to play a major part in helping us to achieve our target of reaching £1 million under investment and increasing the income we have for benevolence.
Pat Gaudin Found.Chart.PR FCIPR, iprovision Chair
Notes to editors

Notes to editors

About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.

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