UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG) has named James Jeynes as its new permanent Executive Director.
James will be stepping into the role following the completion of Pauline Drummond's contract as Interim CEO.
With more than 24 years' industry experience in the membership, association and charity sectors as senior manager, James has previously led membership and event
services and delivered contractual relationships with partner organisations.
At SOLACE (Society of Local Authority Chief Executives) he had a number of roles over 21 years including heading up the commercial arm working overseas for organisations such as the World Bank, UNDP, USAID and the UK Department for International Development. From 1996 to 2013 he was Head of Secretariat for the Association of Chief Executives of Public Bodies (ACE) which was delivered through the Cabinet Office.
James has a passion for creating and developing new businesses and is currently the Owner of the Membership and Association Managers Network (MemNet), Owner of Executive Office, Owner of the Football Argument and a proud Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. In his spare time James is a Lived Experience Advisor to the NHS Personal Health Budgets Team, a Trustee of The Lewis Jeynes Fund and a Board Trustee for the Batten Disease Family Association.
James Jeynes will assume his new role at UKOUG's London office on Monday 10 October 2016.
UKOUG President Linda Barker said: "James' track record in the membership sector is impressive. His understanding of the industry together with his vantage point as both member and provider will consolidate our position at the cutting edge of the UK Oracle user community. It is by building the team that we will keep UKOUG growing and offering value to our members'."
James Jeynes added: "I am delighted to join UKOUG and look forward to contributing to its growth over the coming years. As we embark on the next wave of our development driven by Oracle’s move to cloud computing it is vital we continue to remain relevant for all Oracle customers. I am impressed by the talent here who are making a significant contribution in helping to shape UKOUG; it's going to be a challenging but exciting process."