In this post we meet David Monro-Jones: Chief Operating Officer

What do I do?

An IAPC&M volunteer since 2007, I have boomeranged a few times; leaving and coming back. My first role was Head of Operations, later I served as Head of Accreditation, all good preparation for my current role as Chief Operating Officer. As such I am responsible for the functional operation of the organisation, specifically accreditation. I have a passion for research, so am actively involved in building and maintaining relationships with strategic partners for the benefit of everyone.

Why do I volunteer?

For me, volunteering is an opportunity to give something without requiring something in return. One of my core values is making a difference, so helping people in any way that I can just seems right. It is also great fun, well, most of the time. There are always times when problems arise, but I am fortunate to have a great team who also share my passion for volunteering as well as coaching and mentoring, which makes things easier.

How long will I stay?

It’s too early to say. What I can say is that I really enjoy my role, so as long as I can continue to add value to other people, the role and the organisation, then I guess I will still be here.

What can I do for you?

Whether you’re an individual, or a corporation, I’m happy to arrange a chat for starters. If you want to understand more about us, accreditation, coaching, mentoring or anything of that nature, then I can help you. I can also help with other issues such as establishing coaching and mentoring cultures or the role of the consultant. I am also the go-to person if you want to partner with us. So let me know what you want or need and I will do my best to help, and if I can’t, I’ll probably know someone who can.

One of my favourite quotes
“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” – James Baldwin