Jackie Bryans

Jackie joined the Society at the end of April 2015 in the newly created role of Development and Fundraising Manager.  As such she is responsible for identifying new areas of income generation whilst also building on existing streams.

Jackie’s career in the charity sector has spanned more than two decades.  On returning from travelling in the early 90s she worked as Campaign Manager at the International Business Leaders Forum, a charity set-up by HRH The Prince of Wales to champion the need for multi-national companies to implement corporate social responsibility into their day to day activities.  Jackie’s role included targeting and recruiting new corporate members to the charity.  She was also responsible for managing a number of high profile events both in the UK and to coincide with official visits overseas. In addition, she project managed a feasibility study to establish a health partnership with the World Health Organisation. 

More recently she has focussed her energy on youth development; working at The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award before taking-up the mantle as Director at the Horse Rangers Association, a voluntary youth organisation based at Hampton Court. Over 350 young people attended the stables each week where they were taught stable management and to ride the charity’s 30 horses, whilst also being encouraged to mentor those younger and less experienced than themselves.  Employing a small staff team, the charity relied on over 200 volunteers for the safe delivery of their programmes.

Away from the office, Jackie enjoys travel, sailing and ski-ing; all of which the pleasure can be greatly enhanced, or diminished, by weather conditions.  She is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.