James Vaughan is the Fundraising and Communications Director of the UK and Ireland's Royal National Lifeboat Institution (IMRF founder-Members the RNLI).
And he has kindly agreed to be co-opted onto the IMRF's Board of Trustees for the remainder of the current quadrennium. He is a most valuable addition to the team, and we bid him a hearty welcome!
James joined the RNLI in 1998 after 12 years in the advertising industry and worked across a variety of roles in the Fundraising and Communications department until 2008 when he was appointed Corporate Services Director.
His portfolio included Estate management, Governance, Legal, Continuous improvement, Business planning and the RNLI's evolving International strategy.
In 2011 James moved back to the Fundraising and Communications team as the Director and has led a substantial restructure to ensure the 'funding engine' of the RNLI was fit for purpose and capable of delivering the income required by the RNLI's 20 year strategic plan.
Then, in January 2014, as part of evolving the RNLI's strategic plan, James stepped away temporarily from the day-to-day F&C Director role to properly understand the scale of global drowning and identify how, along with others, the RNLI could help address the problem in a meaningful and sustainable way.
James is also a Trustee of Shelterbox, an organisation focused on providing emergency shelter and vital supplies to support communities around the world overwhelmed by disaster and humanitarian crisis.