LEEDS PROPERTY professional Emma Eastwood has been elected as National Deputy President of the Junior Chamber International (JCI).
JCI is a unique volunteer network for people in their 20s and 30s and is active in more than 100 countries. Emma, who works as an Associate Director at city living specialists Morgans, was previously JCI’s Local President for Leeds and is currently the UK’s Personnel Development Director. As part of this new 12 month role she will support JCI’s UK President and help to lead the organisation in the UK before taking over as UK President next year.
Emma explains: “I joined JCI in 2006 after meeting another member and thinking how interesting it sounded because the organisation provides a fantastic networking platform and offers plenty of opportunities to develop new skills, work with charities and participate in other worthwhile projects. From the outset I thoroughly enjoyed everything about it and I’m delighted to have been appointed to the national board.
“Because JCI is global it also offers lots of opportunities to travel and this summer I’m attending a conference in Germany with 2000 other JCI members followed by a Leadership Academy in Japan and then in November I’m going to JCI’s World Congress in Taiwan. All these trips are an opportunity to meet and work with likeminded people from other countries and cultures which is always a hugely valuable experience.”
Jonathan Morgan, Managing Director of Morgans, said: “Emma thoroughly deserves this role within JCI. She approaches every challenge and task with huge amounts of enthusiasm and energy so it’s no surprise that her talents have been recognised and she has been given the opportunity to represent the organisation on a national level.”