Board of Directors

The Chamber’s Board of Directors are a group of individuals who are profoundly experienced, respected and successful in business – all specialising in different fields and sectors.

The Board together is greater than the sum of its parts and, individually and collectively, are well qualified to assist the Senior Leadership Team in driving the Chamber – and by proxy its members - forward strategically to even greater heights and success.

Chair of the Board of Directors: Ian Morgan OBE - Wellglade

Ian Morgan is Deputy Chairman of the Wellglade, a group of six bus operators and a cleaning business which is better known by its largest subsidiary trent barton ‘the really good bus company’.

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President: Dawn Edwards - Challenge Consulting

Dawn is Managing Director of award-winning Nottinghamshire-based business Challenge Consulting.

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Vice-President: Eileen Richards MBE - Eileen Richards Recruitment Ltd

Eileen is the founder of Eileen Richards Recruitment Ltd. with over 25 years experience within the recruitment industry, Eileen is also Co-Chair of Enterprising Women, a Trustee for Hope Against Cancer and a committee member for Wooden Spoon Children's Charity.

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Immediate Past-President: Kevin Harris - RSM

Kevin has worked in the accountancy profession for more than 30 years and specialises in helping businesses determine and execute their corporate strategy.

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Dr 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.

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Stuart 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.

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Mark Deakin - Turner &Townsend 

Mark has worked within the property sector for over twenty-five years having trained as a
chartered quantity surveyor and project manager.

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James Fry - Mills & Reeve LLP

James is a partner with the national law firm Mills & Reeve LLP where he heads its life sciences practice. James has a long association with the East Midlands having lived and worked in the region for over 20 years.

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Jaffer Kapasi OBE - 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.

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Scott Knowles - Chamber Chief Executive

Scott is Chief Executive at East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) and lives near Matlock, Derbhshire.

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Martin Rigley MBE - Lindhurst Engineering

Martin has been Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Lindhurst Engineering since 1994 and was previously an electrical engineer for British Coal for 13 years.

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John Robinson - Institute of Export 

John retired from a senior post at NATO headquarters after a successful career in the RAF and merged second careers in both international trade and higher-level teaching at a number of East Midlands colleges and universities where he taught all the Institute of Export's qualifications.

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Lindsey Williams - Futures Housing Group

Lindsey has been Group Chief Executive since Futures Housing was formed as Amber Valley Housing in 2003.

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