The British Red Cross has announced Dennis Dunn and Emma Monkman will join the organisation as Trustees to the board.

Both Trustees bring a wealth of experience to the British Red Cross and joined the board this month.

Dennis Dunn, MBE, formally Cheshire President of the British Red Cross, is a specialist in business information systems, advising universities around the world. Previously Pro Vice-Chancellor International of the Manchester Metropolitan University he was made Honorary Fellow of MMU and awarded the MBE by Her Majesty the Queen in 2010 for his services to higher education.

Dennis has acted as specialist advisor to European Commission projects and is former Chairman of BITWorld. Currently, Dennis also holds positions as Chairman of the Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, is a Deputy Lieutenant of Cheshire and served as a Magistrate for over 20 years.

Emma Monkman has volunteered with the British Red Cross for nearly seven years where she has embarked on various roles including Emergency Response Volunteer, Refugee Support and is currently Chair of the Area Volunteer Council.

British Red Cross announces new Board of Trustees members
Emma Monkman

Emma has a degree in International Relations and Diplomacy with Development and a Master’s in Environmental Politics and Climate Change. She started the Derby University Student Action for Refugees (STAR) society in 2015 and was President of the society for two years.

Director at Derby Motorbike Training, a company she set up, Emma has previously worked for BT Mobile and Thomas Cook Airlines UK Ltd. She currently holds positions as a Trustee on the board of Lyme Green Settlement and Rural Action Derbyshire.

The British Red Cross board is made up of seven elected and six co-opted members, appointed by the board. Dennis Dunn and Emma Monk man both join the board on 1 January 2019.