President and Vice President
The Chamber's President and Vice President are elected annually at the Chamber's AGM.
KATHY is President of the Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce, helping to support the promotion of the Humber “Energy Estuary”.
Kathy has 25 years’ experience as a business professional, specialising in HR and Recruitment, Projects, Finance and Administration, company policies, procedures and compliance. A born talker she is also a natural networker.
She currently works as the Office Manager for Qudos Homes, which are based in Scawby, near Brigg in North Lincolnshire. Qudos Homes is a relatively young company with large ambitions to grow. The Managing Director, Tom Strawson, stems from the MF Strawson Ltd farming family from Aylesby, Grimsby. He initially qualified as a Chartered Surveyor, having previously worked with Banks Long & Co in Lincoln and the HEB Surveyors in Nottingham. He won several regional building awards for his first major development, Blue Bell Court, in Barton-upon-Humber and is currently working on a new development at Francis Gardens, Scawby."
Kathy is passionate about promoting employability skills in young people and is a Local Volunteer Board Member for the Young Enterprise Educational Charity, which provides entrepreneurial programmes to schools and colleges.
PHIL is Vice President of the Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce and is passionate about promoting business within the Humber Estuary region.
Having been a member of the Chamber in Goole, he progressed to the main board in 2016 and is looking forward to becoming Chamber President in 2020.
Having built a successful property business in East Yorkshire over the last 15 years, Phil has a strong understanding of our region. His career began in accounting and then evolved into business development, which gave him a good underpinning from which to build his own business. He has recently diversified into provisioning property for Housing Associations across the UK.
Away from work, he enjoys Rugby Union both as a player and a spectator, is a regular gym member and can often be seen walking his two Dachshunds around North Ferriby where he lives with his wife Suzanne and their two boys.