IDM director of learning Tracey Poulson, who is one of the longest serving executives of the industry training body, is leaving the organisation to seek “new opportunities”.
Poulson started at the IDM in 1989 as a course co-ordinator, and has held a host of senior roles at the organisation over the years, including qualifications manager, head of qualifications and IDM CPD Award. She was promoted to her current role in June 2015.
Launched in 1981 by the late Professor Derek Holder, who passed away in 2012, the IDM has grown from a single office in Kingston Polytechnic Business School to train more than 64,000 marketing professionals in the UK, and award 9,000 internationally recognised professional qualifications.
It merged with the DMA in May 2015, switching from Teddington to DMA House in central London.
Poulson, who does not have a job to go, wrote on LinkedIn: “I have decided the time is right for me to say my goodbyes and hand over the baton to someone else…. not an easy decision to reach I must say.
“Working with the same organisation has meant lots of ups and downs, changes, new faces and tears along the way but seeing all those students become graduates has always inspired me to carry on. I will miss the place but know that it will carry on regardless. Thank you to all the contacts I have made over the years and hopefully now you maybe able to help me…”
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