Business leader Mark Pumfrey takes over as Chair of the Fundraising Board from 12 October 2021.
Mark has over 35 years’ experience in the financial services industry and is currently Senior Advisor to TPICAPs Agency Execution division which recently acquired Liquidnet, the global institutional equity and Fixed Income trading network. Mark was previously Global Head of Equities and CEO for EMEA of Liquidnet.
Mark is also an active member of The October Club (having been its Chair from 2013-17) – a committee of City workers raising transformational funds for smaller charities via an annual dinner and other events.
On committing to be Chair of the Fundraising Board, Mark said: “I am impressed by the outstanding management team and the great work that the charity is doing in these difficult times for so many vulnerable people. I am looking forward to the opportunity to bring my experience of the charity sector gained from many years working with the October Club to help Missing People extend the great impact it is having in this important area.”
“It still shocks me that someone is reported missing every 90 seconds in the UK. Missing People is the only charity offering a lifeline when someone disappears, giving practical guidance and emotional support to bring vulnerable missing people home safely. It really is impossible to convey the breadth of their work in a single statement. I have been a Patron since their earliest days and am constantly impressed by their tireless and impactful work”.
Selina is Chief Operating Officer at LCM Partners – one of Europe’s leading alternatives investment management firms, specialising in credit. Selina and her partner, Paul, built the business from scratch.
Selina was Chair of the Board from January 2017 to October 2021. She is still a highly valued Board member and is a major supporter of the charity.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as Chair and working with the Fundraising Board and the fantastic team at Missing People. I know Mark will do an excellent job in leading the Board and I look forward to helping him and the charity where I can in the future.”
“I am a big fan of Missing People: not only what it does, but the way it does it with humility and humanity. I have supported Missing People since 2015, both on the fundraising board, and by providing pro-bono work through CIL.”
“Missing People is a fantastic small charity- punching well above its weight on a national level. Its mission of finding those missing and supporting those families left behind has become all the more important this year due to the financial and mental impact of Covid-19.”
“When MD at Palmer and Harvey I met Missing People when searching for a good cause to support. When the team, including one of the parents, told me of their work I was humbled and amazed. I could not understand how they coped with such a major issue without closure. I understood how they coped as I learned more about the fantastic support they get from the brilliant team at Missing People. The search for the missing people whilst supporting those left behind is truly amazing. The unique support is critical and expensive which is why I am focussed on doing whatever I can to raise the much needed funds to develop this support further. The country would be so much less without the dedicated work of all at Missing People, the families of the 176,000 people that go missing each year would be left to fend for themselves. Truly inspirational people that deserve the best support possible.”
“As a Trustee and Fundraiser, I’m endlessly inspired by the work of the entire team at Missing People. The range of issues tackled are broad and complex - but they are matched perfectly by the limitless commitment and transformative impact of the charity’s teams helping individuals, families and stakeholders."
" Missing People has a tremendous impact in its area of focus, supporting those who go missing through helplines and direct contact, supporting the families of those who go missing and campaigning on issues relating to missing people. The Missing People team, led by Jo Youle, are fantastically energetic and effective. I have been a supporter of Missing People since 2011 and was a founding member of the Fundraising Board. I am very proud to support this wonderful charity.”
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