JAM International is led by a dedicated team, who are responsible for steering JAM International’s global activities. The team is responsible for overseeing the efficient and effective running of the organisation, as well as increasing the presence of JAM on the international non-profit sector for the benefit of those we serve. Being involved in a range of humanitarian and missionary work means the JAM leadership team is more tuned in to what is happening in the development sector.
Here’s a brief synopsis of JAM International’s leadership team, specifically relating to each of their areas of education, expertise and interests:
Carel Meganck is a team-focused communicator continually building on relationships and promoting synergy to drive positive change. A demonstrated history in planning, launching and co-ordinating marketing and fundraising campaigns provides the JAM UK team with insight and experience to successfully raise funds and help feed our beneficiaries. With a background in general management as well as marketing, Carel began as a JAM volunteer in early 2019 and quickly transitioned to a full-time employee. His passion for service, and a heart for Africa (as a South African himself!) lends itself perfectly to aligning with JAM’s strategy of Helping Africa Help Itself.
With a background in corporate finance and capital raising, as well a stint in Sierra Leone as JAM Country Representative, Simon McGregor is perfectly poised to coordinate and maximize donor partnerships and fundraising in Britain. His main focus at JAM UK is to help provide the resources that are needed by the programmes in order to fight hunger, malnutrition and poverty in Africa. Through his efforts in the UK, Simon will focus on positive engagement with various individual donors, the many churches and their congregations, as well as the corporate partners and their give-as-you-earn programmes. Further focus will also be placed on close government working relations, whose support will channel aid funds to specific projects in Africa run by JAM.