Sevenoaks & District Chamber of Commerce names new board directors
THE Sevenoaks and District Chamber of Commerce have made new appointments to the board of Directors from 1 April 2019.
The Chamber undertook a lengthy recruitment process to ensure the right skill compliments were represented on the board and Julie Phillips CEO said: “We were delighted by the high number of applications we had for the roles on offer, demonstrating a genuine support from our members to ensure the Chamber of Commerce continues the great work it does in supporting business within the Sevenoaks District”
New board appointments as follows;
Senior Partner, Thackray Williams Solicitors
Andrew is Senior Partner at Thackray Williams LLP Solicitors who have been supporters of the Chamber for many years operating out of their Bromley office, but are now fully embedded in the Sevenoaks community with their new office in Pembroke Road where Andrew is based.
Andrew is a member of the Litigation team specialising in residential Landlord and Tenant property disputes including professional negligence claims arising out of property transactions. Andrew also specialises in litigation arising out of Leasehold Enfranchisement transactions and is experienced in Right to Manage applications. He also acts as an advocate in the County Court and the First Tier Tribunal.
Andrew’s previous experience as President of Bromley and District Law Society, member of the Institute of Arbitrators, Director and board member of Law South Group and Governor at Farringtons School, provides valuable experience for Andrew to share with the Chamber.
Head of Corporate and Social Responsibility – RM Conway
Sharon is head of Corporate and Social Responsibility at FM Conway but her experience in the organisation is vast as she has worked in a variety of roles during the past 30 years.
Sharon manages the London Construction Academy for the Worshipful Company of Paviors. She has also chaired the people and skills working group for the Highways Term Maintenance Association that involved working with other businesses to discuss and formulate solutions for attracting talent to our industry and recruiting apprentices.
Sharon was also the director of a local sports club for a number of years running their ‘200 club’ and raising funds by organising various social events.
The varied experience and knowledge of Corporate and Social Responsibility Sharon brings with her, will provide a valuable asset for the Chamber board.
Business Development Manager – Warners Solicitors
Katrina is the Business Development Manager with Warners Solicitors and part of the management team responsible for delivering the firm’s business and strategic plans. She also has the key responsibility for managing the firm’s client care programme.
Her experience is drawn from working for multi-national corporates, SME’s, charities and family owned businesses. She brings with her key skills in business development, CRM, marketing, tender management and the facilitation of client care through post transaction and matter reviews.
Katrina has been part of the Chamber since joining Warners in April 2017 and has always seen her role as an ambassador, not just for her own firm, but for the Chamber too.
She said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to have been invited to join the Chamber board and to have the opportunity to contribute to the growth and development of this dynamic and vibrant business community”.
An advocate of personal wellbeing, Katrina is a Mental Health First Aider and Reiki Master.
Andrew, Sharon and Katrina join the existing Directors who are: Chairman, Nick Brooker from Handelsbanken, Treasurer, Kirsteen Allen from Ten2Two, Julie Phillips, Chief Executive of the Chamber of Commerce, Gareth Walters from WPA Healthcare, and Felicity Hayton-Vernet from A4G Amherst.
The team is supported by Kathryn McKerlie who manages the office, accounts and membership activities.
To find out more about the Chamber and the team please go to www.sevenoakschamber.com.