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The Board is responsible for the financial management and administration of the Chamber as a not-for-profit organisation.

Our elected Board members meet on a bi-monthly basis. The Board is elected from the 30 council members, who also elect the Officers (President, Vice President and Immediate Past President).

Board members for 2023/24 are:

Albert Weatherill (President)
Van Ameyde McAuslands

Kirk Akdemir (Vice President)
AaGlobal Language Services

Mike Whitehead (Immediate Past President) 
Lincolnshire Business Solutions Ltd

Ian Kelly (Chief Executive)
Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce

Paul Andrews
Global Energy Director, Smith & Nephew Plc

Gareth Beese
Beese Consultancy

Charlotte Bennett
Healing Manor Hotel

Sir Nic Dakin
Nic Dakin

Richard Gwilliam
Drax Plc

Garrey Haase
Yorkshire Eyewear

Jim Harris
Centre Manager, St. Stephen's Shopping Centre

Phil Jones 
Link Agency

Irene Keal
Director, Sylvester Keal Ltd

Also attending:-

Gareth Botterill (Company Accountant)
Botterill & Co.

Sam Dennison (Company Secretary)
Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce

Craig Simpson
Chamber Acorn Fund Director

David Hooper
External Affairs and Membership Director

Gold patron
Aa Global
Gold patron
Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP
Alan Boswell Insurance Brokers
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
ASM Global
Hatfields Hull
Streets Chartered Accountants
We are My
SPS Group
University of Hull
Wilkin Chapman LLP