Communities contacts

Meet the communities team, the volunteers at the heart of the governance structure and the staff that support IET communities around the world.

Communities Resourcing Committee

The Communities Resourcing Committee (CRC) is the Governance group that oversees the work of all the communities in the IET including local and technical communities.

The CRC is a committee of IET members responsible for community development strategy, the allocation of resources to communities and reviewing the performance of communities. This group meets physically and virtually throughout the year.

Chairman

Nigel WardNigel Ward    

Communities Committees Chairs

Iain Murdoch

Iain Murdoch

CC - Europe, Middle East and Africa

Chris Chew

Chris Chew

CC - Asia Pacific

Katherine Jackson

Katherine Jackson

CC - United Kingdom

Andrew Noble

Andrew Noble

CC - Americas

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Prakash Nayak

CC - South Asia

 

Ordinary members

Kafil AhmedKafil AhmedGraham BarkerGraham BarkerDavid DeanDavid Dean
Ruth Kirkwood-AzmatRuth Kirkwood-AzmatKarla SmithKarla SmithLee WoodLee Wood

Special/co-opted members

Sam Hubbard

Sam Hubbard

MPD Representative

Tim Ludikar

Tim Ludikar

CC Young Professionals

Ferdinando Rodriguez

Ferdinando Rodriguez

Co-opted Member

Head of Communities

Alex Taylor

Alex Taylor

The Head of Communities leads the communities staff team that supports the IET’s local and technical networks all around the world.

This role ensures that the work of the staff team and the focus of the volunteers is aligned to the IET’s strategic priorities. This role also sits on the Communities Resourcing Committee (CRC) as the Senior Staff Member, and works very closely to guide the five regional Communities Committees (CCs) these are the governance groups responsible for allocating resources to the IET's communities, as well as helping to lead the Young Professionals Community Committee (YPCC) that also reports to the CRC.

Sarah-Jane Travi

Communities Resourcing Coordinator

Sarah-Jane Travi

 Martin Arcari

Communities Project Manager

Martin Arcari

The Communities Resourcing Coordinator has oversight of the processes and policies that relate to communities funding and operations throughout the world. The Communities Resourcing Coordinator is also the Secretary for the CRC.

 

Manages a portfolio of projects for the communities team, including building engagement on the MyCommunity platform, improving volunteer email services and supporting the newly formed YPCC committee.

 

Communities Development Manager

Fiona Dew

Fiona Dew

The Communities Development Manager manages, oversees and develops the IET community portfolio including managing and directing the team of Communities Relationship Managers.

Communities Relationship Managers

The Communities Relationship Managers (CRMs) work closely with volunteers to develop IET communities.

CRMs offer strategic development support to new and existing groups as well as acting as a key liaison point for the IET and facilitating engagement with the wider IET. The CRM team provide help with planning and budgeting, volunteer recruitment, engagement with other institutions, and help to identify opportunities for communities.

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Carlena Probert Baulch

Gemma Hadley

Gemma Hadley

David Houssein

David Houssein

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Phoebe Houssein

Winnie Lee

Winnie Lee

Jenny Li

Jenny Li

Joanne Longton

Joanne Longton

Dodi Mak

Dodi Mak

Deborah McKenzie

Deborah McKenzie

Lisa Miles

Lisa Miles

Neha Singh

  

Communities Support Manager

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Sarah Halfpenny

The Community Support Manager oversees the support of the range of activities delivered by the IET’s volunteer communities.

Directing the work of the Communities Support team, it ensures that the staff team provides high quality end-to-end support to volunteers to plan, deliver and promote their activities.

Communities Support Executives

The Communities Support Executives are a multi-skilled team providing communities volunteers with practical support, training and guidance in the areas of marketing, activity logistics and online.

Julie Hudson

Julie Hudson

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Li-Anne Nixon

Natalie Sullivan

Natalie Sullivan

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Nicole Tiebosch

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Zena Tunbridge

  

Communities Communications Manager

Steve Benveniste

Steve Benveniste

The Communities Communications Manager manages a small team specialising in marketing communications with, about, and on behalf of communities' volunteers.

A core focus is to ensure that communities volunteers are aware of the IET's products, services and volunteer support resources and equipped to be IET ambassadors.

Communities Communications Executives

Responsible for implementing marketing communications campaigns to raise awareness of activities, support volunteers to be ambassadors for the IET, and train and support staff and volunteers to deliver excellent communications to promote communities’ activities.

Aaron Thiele

Aaron Thiele

Raj Kapadia

Raj Kapadia