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Management talks

Managing for more than profit

At the Judge Institute of Management Studies, Room LT1
Wednesday 7 February 2001, 6.30 - 8.30pm


6.30pmWelcome and introduction
Frances Meegan, Careers Adviser, University of Cambridge
6.35pmNot-for-profit sector helping businesses to learn new ways of working with people
Lucy Varcoe, Director of Expeditions and Marketing Communications at Raleigh International
7.00pmYoung professionals recount their experience of working in the voluntary and public sectors
7.30pmPanel Q & A Session
7.45pmInvite to all to take refreshments and mingle with speakers in the Common Room

Speaker biographaies

Keynote Speaker

Lucy Varcoe, Raleigh International, Director of Expeditions and Marketing Communications

Lucy grew up in Zambia, Nigeria, Turkey and Somalia. She holds a Geography degree from St. Catharines's College, Cambridge. Her first career was as an investment banker with Goldman Sachs in London and New York. She then spent five years working for "Business in the Community", a UK charity dedicated to making companies more socially and environmentally aware. Following a sabbatical as a volunteer trek leader on a Raleigh International expedition in Borneo, Lucy joined Raleigh as a full-time Country Director, working in Belize for two years and Namibia for one year. She is now desk-bound as a Director in Raleigh's London HQ. Her interests are sailing, mountaineering, running, and remote places. She is also keen on persuading women to fulfil their potential both in the workplace and in adventurous activities.

Carrol Crowe, MBA Student at the Judge Institute of Management Studies

Having graduated from the University if Edinburgh with an Honours degree in Microbiology; Carrol joined the Management Development Group of the Scottish Health Service as a National Graduate Management Trainee. Carrol has now spent eight years within the NHS in both Scotland and England.

Carrol has worked as a business and performance manager within acute hospitals but has more recently been focussed on a number of strategic project management roles for East Kent Health Authority.

The main challenges posed by this career have been managing such diverse organisations within an ever-changing environment.

Karen Hayes, B.A.Mod.Zoo.Hons, MBA student at Judge Institute of Management Studies

Karen Hayes commenced her third level education in 1983 at Pearson College, British Columbia, one of the United World Colleges. She returned to her native Ireland and undertook her degree in zoology, specialising in marine biology, at Trinity College Dublin.

Upon graduating, in 1989, Karen was employed by her childhood hero, Gerald Durrell, in the capacity of Registrar at his endangered species breeding centre, Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust. After three years, during which time she reconstructed the Trust's animal records systems and supervised animal shipments, Karen applied her data analysis and computing skills to wildlife conservation problems in India as a consultant for Zoo Outreach Organisation.

In 1993, Karen was appointed Director of the Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals where she successfully carried out a comprehensive redevelopment programme covering all aspects of the policy, facilities, staff and services of the organisation. She gained significant experience in the media and was responsible for the introduction of several pieces of new legislation relating to domestic, native and exotic animals.

Karen prioritises the value of cross-disciplinary study and believes that the ability to see a problem from both sides is critical to success. She hopes to return to working in the not-for-profit sector with improved management skills, financial acumen and business credibility with which to assist conservation and welfare organisations to secure funds effectively, use them accountably and deliver results.

Karen is undertaking her MBA through the generosity of the Monument Trust on a full Sainsbury Bursary for managers in the not-for-profit sector.

Sam Jones, MBA student, The Judge Institute, University of Cambridge

Having graduated in psychology, Sam joined Mencap, a national charity for people with learning disabilities, to undertake 2 years direct care work experience before planning to train as a psychologist. This planned career path changed due to her growing commitment to improving the provision of services for people with learning disabilities and taking an active role in the management of a voluntary organisation's delivery of services.

Having progressed from direct care and service management in London, Sam moved to Lincolnshire to take on an area management role co-ordinating Mencap's county services before returning to London as a Principal Manager, overseeing the regional operations.

Additionally, Sam is a National Abuse Awareness Trainer, co-author of Mencap's individual support planning strategy and member of the NHS/SSI London Learning Disability Strategic Task Force.

Nicholas Uauy, MBA student, The Judge Institute, University of Cambridge

Industrial Engineer from Chile. After graduation, worked in Technological Transfer Foundation in Chile for a year, developing new productive alternatives for the agricultural sector. In April of 1998, entered the National Foundation for the Eradication of Poverty, one of Chile's biggest civil society organizations. Worked for one year in the lake district, in a town with population 1500, as part of Program called "Servicio Pais" (Serve your Country) that sends teams of three young professionals to work for a year (as part of a five year plan) in 100 counties all over the country. While based at the local municipality, developed projects in conjunction with staff and local organizations, with an emphasis on capacity transfer and multidisciplinary work. Projects included: Sanitary and Urban Infrastructure with 300 poor families in Queilen city, Municipal Planning with the staff of the municipality and 40 community organisations, Cultural Development with the local School Board and 3 cultural organisations, and Sustainable Use of Local Forest Resources with 30 local farmers of a Huilliche group.

In April of 1999 was named Regional Director for the Servicio Pais Program in the Lake District and Patagonia, in charge of 10 teams and 25 professionals. Was responsible for supervision and assistance in the field while maintaining constant relations with local municipal authorities, acting as regional representative of the Foundation, organizing seminars on poverty issues in the regional capital, assuming PR responsibilities, and recruiting/selecting new professionals. Also, participated in the development of policy for rural poverty alleviation in conjunction with regional government, businesses (including fishing and forestry sectors) and other actors of civil society. Was named Assessor for Development before leaving for studies in the UK. Participated in the design, acquisition of funds, and direction of the initial stage of implementation of a Youth Training & Empowerment Program oriented to 20 rural counties and over 500 youths through a partnership with the Council of the Americas and its foreign debt relief program.