About The Board

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Like many other similar membership organisations, Kingston Chamber of Commerce has an elected Board of Directors.

The Board supports the Chief Executive with the more strategic areas of chamber business as well as with broader business development issues in the Kingston borough.

The expertise of our Board Directors covers a wide range of business experience and backgrounds. Directors are elected for a three-year period but may choose to be nominated for re-election at the Annual General Meeting in May.

Each year, members appoint a President who represents the Chamber at formal functions and presides over quarterly board meetings.

We adopt a highly inclusive approach with all our Board Members and the mix of different backgrounds, outlooks, and experiences is of huge benefit to the Chamber and our members. Their business expertise is a very valuable asset and to use it effectively, our board is divided into three distinct working sub-groups:

  • Membership and Events
  • Education & Skills/Business Support
  • Borough Development

These sub-groups have clearly defined objectives, which contribute towards the achievement of our overall business plan. The groups meet at least quarterly and report their activities at the quarterly full board meetings.

  • Robert<br>O’Dowd

    Robert
    O’Dowd

    President / Executive Board Member

    Robert has extensive experience in business and creative development.

  • Jerry<br>Irving

    Jerry
    Irving

    Chief Executive / Executive Board Member

    Jerry has a long history with the Kingston Chamber. He’s been a member since 2001…

  • Guy<br>Fallows

    Guy
    Fallows

    Vice-President / Finance Director / Executive Board Member

    Guy is the principal of Fallows & Company, Chartered Accountants based…

  • Alex<br>Whitman

    Alex
    Whitman

    Executive Board Member

    After a successful career with Clear Financial Management, Alex set up Whitman Fry…

  • Forbes<br>Low

    Forbes
    Low

    Executive Board Member

    Forbes set up his graphic design business, Forbes Design Associates, in 1998…

  • Martha<br>Mador

    Martha
    Mador

    Executive Board Member

    Martha is the Head of Enterprise Education at Kingston University...

  • Bruce<br>Burrowes

    Bruce
    Burrowes

    Bruce is a chartered management accountant with 20 years’ experience

  • Sarah Cornes

    Sarah Cornes

    Sarah has specialised in all aspects of family law for over 20 years in London...

  • Denis<br>Norgan

    Denis
    Norgan

    Denis has worked in insurance broking since 1972 and, at that time…

  • Richard<br>Turk

    Richard
    Turk

    Richard began his career in the City where he worked for four years as…

  • Christina<br>Jackson

    Christina
    Jackson

    Christina spent 30 years in the corporate sector, working in various parts of the world…

  • Linda<br>Richards

    Linda
    Richards

    Linda is the Financial Director of Databac, a specialist plastic and RFID card..

  • Karen<br>Powell

    Karen
    Powell

    Karen has extensive knowledge of the design business….

  • Cllr Rowena Bass

    Cllr Rowena Bass

    Councillor for Coombe Hill Ward and Deputy Mayor of Kingston...

  • Peter Lynagh

    Peter Lynagh

    Peter is a very experienced Managing Director with 30+ years experience ...

  • Katerina Damcova

    Katerina Damcova

    Katerina is the Managing Director of IQ in IT , a cutting edge Cloud IT provider...

  • Andrew Carpenter

    Andrew Carpenter

    I am passionate about helping small businesses flourish, especially during the difficult trading times...

  • David Hamblin

    David Hamblin

    David is the Area Director for HSBC Business Banking London South West

  • Mike Tweedale

    Mike Tweedale

    Mike Tweedale is the Vice Principal and Head of Kingston College