About The Board

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.

  • Guy<br>Fallows


    President / Executive Board Member

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

  • Jerry<br>Irving


    Chief Executive / Executive Board Member

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

  • Forbes<br>Low


    Vice-President / Executive Board Member

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

  • Bruce<br>Burrowes


    Finance Director

    Bruce is a chartered management accountant with 20 years’ experience

  • Martha<br>Mador


    Executive Board Member

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

  • Robert<br>O’Dowd


    Executive Board Member

    Robert has extensive experience in business and creative development.

  • Sean Arulrajah

    Sean Arulrajah

    Having worked in the City & West End for over 10 years, Sean joined Metro Bank...

  • Cllr Rowena Bass

    Cllr Rowena Bass

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

  • Andrew Carpenter

    Andrew Carpenter

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

  • Sarah Cornes

    Sarah Cornes

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

  • Lauren Cullen

    Lauren Cullen

    Lauren is a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner with over 13 years’ experience...

  • Katerina Damcova

    Katerina Damcova

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

  • Lorna Giffin

    Lorna Giffin

    Lorna is Director of Sales at the DoubleTree by Hilton London Kingston upon Thames...

  • David Hamblin

    David Hamblin

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

  • Peter Lynagh

    Peter Lynagh

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

  • Linda<br>Richards


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

  • Richard<br>Turk


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

  • Mike Tweedale

    Mike Tweedale

    Mike Tweedale is the Vice Principal and Head of Kingston College

  • Sara<br>Whitman


    Sara has worked in Financial Services for 24 years dealing with and supporting clients …