International development charity International Medical Corps UK has appointed Kerry-Jane Kingsmill as Director of Resource Development & Communications. In the newly created role, she will take responsibility for fundraising and communications strategies and platforms.
International Medical Corps was established in the USA in 1984. It set up a UK arm 11 years ago to expand the organisation’s reach in Europe and to attract European funding.
International Medical Corps UK‘s Executive Director Kevin Noone explained the creation of the role, saying:
“it’s all part of transforming the way we think about fundraising and communications to ensure we continue to have the ability to move fast and operate effectively in emergencies.”
Kingsmill joins from cancer charity Maggie’s where she was Head of Fundraising. Before that she led Christian Aid’s community and events fundraising team. She clearly relishes the chance to build a fundraising team from scratch. She said:
“I have the opportunity to build a fundraising and communications strategy and engagement portfolio from the point of conception. As a fundraiser it’s rare to get the chance to join a major charity and start something from scratch and the challenge is incredibly exciting”.