Meet the Speakers
Richard Gott (FSAMP) is one of the foremost Thought Leaders and Influencers in the UK Membership and Association Sector. He is Founder of the MemberWise Network, Chair of the CPD Standards Office Independent Advisory Board and a Director of the Society of Association and Membership Professionals (SAMP).
Rich has worked within the UK Membership and Association Sector for over 20 years and has conducted senior leadership roles for high profile organisations including the Law Society, British Dental Association (BDA), College of Optometrists (COO), National Assessment Agency (NAA), Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors (CIEA), Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych). Rich has also provided strategic consulting services to leading professional bodies including the Royal College of Anaesthetists, Institution of Engineering and Technology (The IET) and the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).
Rich’s core focus is to champion the professionalisation of the UK Membership and Association Sector and provide best practice information/advice to membership/association professionals via the delivery of practical tools and resources that enable individuals (at all levels and career stages) to ‘return to the office and change at least one member facing activity’.
NetXtra works with Rich and the MemberWIse Network as a MemberWise Recognised Supplier and regular exhibitor at the network’s popular conferences/events.
Melissa Wiggins, Head of Client Strategy at NetXtra. Melissa has spent much of her career strategically positioning businesses for success.
With a fantastic blend of technical, strategic, creative and commercial experience, Melissa’s passion for investing in meaningful relationships ideally positions her in working with NetXtra clients as a consultative partner. The focus of her work is in building meaningful relationships to help organisations to identify and address the challenges they face (be they driven by marketplace, commercial, audience or culture factors).