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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:

Kirk Akdemir (President)
AaGlobal Language Services

Irene Keal (Vice President)
Director, Sylvester Keal Ltd

Albert Weatherill (Immediate Past President)
Van Ameyde McAuslands

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

Paul Andrews
Global Energy Director, Smith & Nephew Plc

Charlotte Bennett
Healing Manor Hotel

Sir Nic Dakin
Nic Dakin

Richard Gwilliam
Drax Plc

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

Marcus Walker
Able UK

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

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