CEO Aids Orphan UK Trust

Ian Govendir

Ian Founded Aids Orphan UK Trust in December 2009. He has worked in the Charity sector since 1992 when he joined the British Red Cross as Head of Individual Giving.
 
He worked for Sony UK from 1979 – 1983 and then attended City Poly and gained a distinction on his HND in Business and Finance, he then went on to Lancaster University where he gained an MA in Marketing.
 
From 1988 – 1992 he worked for Honeywell computers going through two major mergers. In 1992 he joined the British Red Cross. In 1994 he joined the British Lung Foundation where he was CEO. From 1997 he set up a consultancy business and worked for Queens’ College Cambridge and as CEO of the Complimentary health trust. In 2000 he joined Jewish Care. In 2003 he was head of Fundraising and Membership for Carers UK. In most of his positions he has been involved with change management reconfiguring organisations and departments.
 
In 2006 he retrained as a Life Coach and started a coaching practice until he joined the National Deaf Children’s Society to set up a major giving programme. In 2013 he was an interim director at the Commonwealth Business Council.
 
He has taught on the CIM courses, Institute of Fundraising Diploma courses, and at South Bank University on their not for profit masters programme.
 
He sits on a number of boards, as a Non Executive Director of the Royal Commonwealth Society, Chairman of Cara and a board member of Stop Aids.
 
In is spare time he is an amateur photographer.

Ian Govendir
CEO Aids Orphan UK Trust
www.aidsorphan.net