Who we are

The Board

The IFT Board of Directors currently consists of; Graham Rusling - Executive Chair; John Pennie - Deputy Chairman; Ken Baird; Shaun Holmes; Tony King; Iain Purves; Steve Benger, Bob Wiggins, Brendan McGeever and Tim Allen.

Graham Rusling - Executive Chair






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Tony King










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Brendan McGeever










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The IFT Executive Team


Membership Management Executive

Jitesh is the initial point of contact for all Membership related enquiries. His focus is primarily on supporting and mentoring potential membership applicants through the accreditation process. In addition Jitesh, supports the team with his expert knowledge of the Membership and support the delivery of the wider IFT programmes.  

If you are interested in knowing more about The IFT or would like to join, please get in touch.

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Membership Executive

Ruby Fitzpatrick’s background lies in investigative and customer support roles and has worked for such organisations as Amazon UK and The Home Office. Ruby joins the team as our Membership Executive focusing upon providing excellent membership support and aftercare. 


Events, Marketing & PR

Louisa Jones is responsible for PR, Marketing & Events, leading the relationships with internal and external PR and Marketing teams.  Additionally, Louisa delivers, facilitates and supports regular events including Annual Events, Members' Meetings, Continuous Professional Development and Special Interest Groups. She brings with her an enthusiastic, collaborative attitude and enjoys working closely with The IFT's members.

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Operations Executive

Kate’s experience lies mainly in the non-profit and customer service sectors. Before moving to Paris to learn French through immersion in a small business where she was the CEo’s right hand person, she was involved with a youth organisation in Ireland. She continues to be involved with charities in London, volunteering in a homeless shelter in her spare time. Kate brings her interpersonal skills and dynamism to her role as Operations Executive in The IFT where she enjoys being part of a unique and fascinating institution.

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