The Chamber’s Board of Directors are a group of experienced, respected and successful individuals, specialising in different fields and sectors. Greater than the sum of its parts, our Board assists the Senior Leadership Team to drive the Chamber and its members forward strategically to greater success.
Kevin is a strong advocate for the Leicestershire community, having been Immediate Past-Chair of the Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP). Kevin is Managing Partner of the Leicester office of RSM and has decades of strategic accountancy experience.
Stuart has a broad range of business and banking experience, including strategic planning and corporate communications for a FTSE100 company. His portfolio of non-executive and advisory roles includes serving on boards for several large organisations.
Lindsey is passionate about social housing. As an active member of the Chartered Institute of Housing, she plays a key role in boosting the housing sector’s profile with central government. Lindsey is Group Chief Executive of Futures Housing.
Dawn has a track record of delivering significant business and quality improvements, along with sustainable financial turnarounds. Dawn has decades of experience as a senior leader in the further and higher education sectors and is Principal and CEO of SMB College Group.
Scott represents the Chamber, our members and our communities, managing various capital and revenue generating projects. Scott has a proven track record in the communications technology sector, helping organisations and businesses embrace emerging technologies.
Eileen has won a series of accolades for her achievements, and her various roles include the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire. Eileen is Co-Chair of our Enterprising Women network, and is the founder and director of ER Recruitment Ltd.
Mark has taken an active role in leading local development, regeneration and people development projects, as well as large global projects for Rolls-Royce and Amazon. Mark’s high-profile responsibilities include various chair and director roles.
Craig is co-founder of Six Degrees Associates a Nottinghamshire based consultancy specialising in supporting organisations with their digital transformation ambitions. Both Craig and his Co-founder bring decades of experience from their careers in the creative & technology sectors, working with the likes of Coca-Cola, Kodak, Fujitsu, Microsoft and GlaxoSmithKline.
Jaffer is a board-level executive for several high-profile organisations including ITV. He is actively involved in supporting diversity and inclusion with local universities, housing associations and charities. Jaffer is also Managing Director of his own accountancy practice.
John successfully merged his international trade expertise, gained by senior roles in NATO and the RAF, to teach at local colleges and universities. John is the Education Secretary of the East Midlands branch of the Institute of Export and a fellow of the Academia Board.
David has represented the region on a local and international level for many years. He holds several non-executive and trustee positions, including Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Derbyshire and Deputy Chair of D2N2 LEP. David is Chairman of Geldards LLP.
Cham is passionate about innovation and developing new markets. As a business and marketing consultant/coach for the STEM sectors, he has worked with global multinationals and SMEs. Cham has expertise in chemicals, healthcare, biotech, pharma and cosmetics.
Anjuu heads up Knowledge Exchange and Innovation at De Montfort University. She brings to the university in-depth knowledge and successful track record of delivering industry-university collaborations thanks to 23 plus years in the higher education sector. As the Head of Knowledge Exchange and Innovation, Anjuu’s ambition is to accelerate and grow R&D and innovation-led collaborations with the private and third sector businesses, especially SMEs, as well as the public sector.
In addition to the Knowledge Exchange and Innovation role at DMU, Anjuu also leads Twycross Zoo’s partnerships development for the brand-new NSCC (National Science and Conservation Centre), a mini university biodiversity conservation ‘centre of excellence’ being built adjacent to the Zoo. As the Senior Partnerships Development Manager NSCC, Anjuu’s focus is to engage and develop strategic collaborations with universities, business partners and stakeholders to deliver greater biodiversity conservation-led R&D, innovation, educational programmes and public engagement.
Emma is passionate about supporting young professionals and helping them to succeed and grow, and she is Immediate Past-Chair of the Board for Generation Next. Emma is an Independent Financial Planner for Future Life Wealth Management based in Northeast Derbyshire.
Neil has decades of media and public relations experience, including working for Amazon. His public relations agency worked with GlaxoWellcome, BHP and Kimberley-Clark. Neil was also on the leadership team for a North American joint venture for Rolls-Royce.
Diane is highly experienced in developing and delivering publicly funded business support programmes across the region. Diane manages commercial training, employment services and our publicly-funded support portfolio for D2N2 and Business Gateway Growth Hubs and Digital Upscaler.
Lucy develops the culture of the Chamber and its strategic human resources. Highly adept at building relationships and defining key focus areas, she is responsible for HR support, facilities and IT within the Chamber and across the group. Lucy also leads Generation Next.
David is our international development specialist, and he’s responsible for the Chamber’s partnerships and international services team. David’s expertise draws from a background in commercial banking and helping SMEs to improve their performance.
Chris leads the development of Chamber policy and our lobbying activities, including our insight and representation teams. Chris has a policy background and he’s highly adept at developing strategic relationships on a local, regional and national level.