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Board of Directors

The Chambers Board of Directors is made up of individuals from some of the region’s leading businesses and other organisations.

Phil Stanyer Chair of the Board of Directors: Phil Stanyer

Following his education in West Yorkshire, Phil trained as a Chartered Accountant in Manchester. Upon qualification, he joined a manufacturing company supplying materials to the footwear industry where he was appointed Finance Director.

Geoff PoyzerPresident: Geoff Poyzer - North Midland Construction PLC

Geoff has been employed by North Midland Construction, a national contractor with a turnover in excess of £225m, since the late 1980s and has been a member of the Chamber Board since 2008.

Robert MayoVice-President: Robert Mayo - Welbeck Estate

Robert Mayo is Development Director for the Welbeck Estate, his role is to bring about the transformation of one of the most significant groups of listed buildings in the East Midlands.

Jean MountainImmediate Past-President: Jean Mountain - Supreme Rubber Stamp Company

Jean has operated The Supreme Rubber Stamp Company since 1985. During her career with the company Jean has successfully grown the organisation into a market leader.


James BowieJames Bowie - Belmont Hotel

James Bowie, born and bred in Leicester has spent his career working in the Hospitality Industry in France, Switzerland and the UK.

Dr Darren ClarkDr Darren Clark - Medilink East Midlands Limited

Darren is the Chief Executive Officer of Medilink East Midlands, the industry support organisation for healthcare and bioscience companies.

Stuart DawkinsStuart Dawkins - Board Member

Stuart has a wide range of business experience, including heading strategic planning and corporate communications for a FTSE100 company. He is an experienced board member for organisations from a wide variety of sectors.

Dawn Edwards Dawn Edwards - Challenge Consulting

Dawn is Managing Director of two Award Winning small businesses based in Nottinghamshire. Challenge Consulting and Lambley Day Nursery.

James FryJames Fry - Eversheds

James Fry is the Senior Partner for Eversheds LLP in the East Midlands. Eversheds is a full service international law firm with offices throughout the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Ian Greenaway Ian Greenaway - MTM Products (ISPP) Limited

Ian is Managing Director of MTM Products Limited, a Chesterfield company manufacturing labels, nameplates, fire exit legends and vinyl cut decals and with 49 employees.

Kevin HarrisKevin Harris - Cooper Parry

Kevin has worked in the accountancy profession for more than 20 and specialises in helping businesses determine and execute their corporate strategy.

Jaffer KapasiJaffer Kapasi - J A Kapasi & Co Ltd

Jaffer Kapasi has an academic and professional background in finance, with extensive experience as a Managing Director of his own accountancy practice.

Scott KnowlesScott Knowles - The Chamber's Chief Executive

Scott was promoted to the Board as an Executive Director with effect from 1 August 2015.

David MerifieldDavid Merifield - Motorseeker.com

David has extensive experience in the motor vehicle retailing sector. He has been a Chamber Board member for 15 years and chairs the Chamber Audit and Remuneration Committee.

Steve Midgley Steve Midgley - Fairgrove Homes Ltd

Steve is the founder & Managing Director of Chamber Member, Fairgrove Homes Ltd, new homes developers in the East Midlands, East Staffordshire and South Yorkshire. Fairgrove Homes is currently building around 50 new homes per year.

Hari Punchihewa Hari Punchihewa - The University of Derby

Hari is the Deputy Chief Executive and Finance Director of Chamber Patron, The University of Derby. He is one of five members of the University Core Executive team.

Russell ThompsonRussell Thompson - Massers Solicitors

Russell is a solicitor with Massers Solicitors in Nottingham having previously been a partner in a firm of solicitors in Chesterfield.

Richard WilkinsRichard Wilkins - Wilkins Hammond

Richard Wilkins is a Partner in Chesterfield based family-owned Surveying and Property Management Firm, Wilkins Hammond Chartered Surveyors.

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