Meeting Needs makes Board changes

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The MICE industry charity, Meeting Needs, has appointed two new board members while two of its founding members have stood down.

Lisa Lernoux-Dock, sales director (MICE), Iconic Luxury Hotels, and Shaun Casey, head of events at BI Worldwide, join the board. They replace Tim Chudley and David Hackett, both founder members of Meeting Needs.

Jennifer Jenkins, chair of Meeting Needs, said: “Both Lisa and Shaun bring expertise to the board at a time when we are supporting more causes than ever before.  Our community of charity partners and supporters continues to grow and we have many exciting fundraising projects planned for 2018.”

Jenkins continued: “Tim and David will be very missed, as founders and as friends, but they will continue to be actively involved in our work as ambassadors and outspoken champions of the causes, projects and people that we support.”

Shaun Casey said: “I’m delighted and thrilled to be part of Meeting Needs. I have worked with David for many years and am honoured to be taking his seat and carrying on his great work.”

The only dedicated charity to the MICE industry, Meeting Needs celebrated reaching £1m in donations in 2017.

The charity, which was founded by leading figures in the UK conference and events industry raises funds for worthy causes relevant to the events industry.

As they attempt to raise their next million pounds, Meeting Needs is calling for more charity partners, fundraisers and those able to make gifts or donations to support fundraising initiatives, from within the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events industry (MICE). For more information please visit

Martin Fullard


Martin Fullard

Martin Fullard: journalist, presenter, producer. Martin is the Deputy Editor at Conference News and Conference & Meetings World magazines. He leads the digital channels on Mash Media’s Conference Division as well as heading up Mash TV. He is formerly a web editor at a national newspaper in the Middle East and motoring journalist.

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