Election Statement

Since becoming a member in 1986, it seems little has changed.

The result of this is, like many similar organisations, a declining membership base.

Mensa is still a strong, valuable brand that deserves more coverage and interest than it currently receives. Other than the cyber breach, we rarely get mentioned in the press.

Mensa generates about £1million per year, which we need to ensure is spent wisely and transparently.

Last year there were three board positions vacant and only two applicants. This does not help provide robust governance.

I believe there’s a great opportunity to boost the commercial operations of the organisation, and my commerce experience, gained over a career during which I established, built and ran successful companies, would complement the existing board.

I believe we should focus on:

1. Raising the profile of Mensa to attract and retain new members

2. Maximising commercial income

3. Increasing transparency of organisational performance

Each year when I receive my renewal, I ask myself “What do I get for my £60?” I firmly believe that by focussing on these areas, we will be able to deliver greater value.

My full profile is on LinkedIn, search ‘steverjones’.

Thanks in advance for your support.