Commercial hot shot Jennifer Sproul has been named as the new chief executive of the Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC).
Outgoing IoIC chief exec Steve Doswell has confirmed his five-year tenure will end on May 5.
He will be replaced as the institute’s figurehead by Jennifer, who has been working as the IoIC’s head of commercial since August following a 12-year stint with the Market Research Society.
He told the IoIC website: “It was our intention from the outset that whoever we appointed to this role would offer strong potential to step up to lead the institute as chief executive.
“The rationale was – and remains – that the next phase in the IoIC’s development would require an added commercial focus, without for one moment diluting our identity as a non-profit professional body that exists to develop IC practitioners and the fast-emerging IC profession as a whole.
“In appointing her we knew that we had found an individual with impressive commercial skills, experience and acumen, and a deep understanding of the working environment and purpose of professional membership bodies, which like IoIC exist to serve and develop the skills and professional standing of members.”
Steve has been chief executive of the IoIC since January 2011.
He added: “I saw the role as a three-year change programme, one intended to enable the IoIC to become in practice, behaviour and outlook the professional institute it had become in name and law less than one year earlier.
“In fact it has now been over five years and it is a good time for us all to start something new.”
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