Senior Management Team

COLIN STANBRIDGE
Chief Executive

Colin Stanbridge became Chief Executive of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) in November 2002.  He is responsible to the Board for all aspects of LCCI work.

Prior to joining LCCI, Colin was Managing Director of Carlton Broadcasting, the London weekday ITV Company from 1996, having joined Carlton as Controller of Regional Affairs in 1993.  He became Controller of Public Affairs for Carlton UK Television in 1994.

Colin was at the BBC for nearly twenty years after joining as a News Trainee straight from York University.  He has worked in local radio, network news, current affairs and regional television.

After working as a producer on 'Midweek', 'Tonight' and 'Nationwide', Colin joined the team that set up Breakfast Television.  He was a senior editor on 'Breakfast Time' for two years.  He was the Editor in Brighton on the morning of the Brighton bomb. 

He was made Home Editor on 'Newsnight' before moving back to 'Breakfast Time', first as Deputy Editor and then as Editor.  After a spell as Editor of 'This Week Next Week', the political weekly, he became Head of Television for the South East.  He was responsible for the transformation of 'London Plus' into 'Newsroom South East' and the creation of the current affairs strand 'First Sight' which won two Royal Television Society Awards.  His last job at the BBC was as Head of Centre, South East, where he headed up all regional television and the output of five local radio stations.

Colin is a Fellow of the Royal Television Society and has helped produce a number of RTS events.  He is a keen golfer and a member of Ross on Wye Golf Club.


PETER BISHOP
Deputy Chief Executive

Peter Bishop is Deputy Chief Executive of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce/World Chambers Federation ATA Carnet Council and ATA Administrative Committee.

At LCCI, he is responsible for the Chamber's international trade activities which include documentation, a European Information Centre, events, trade missions and exhibitions.  In a typical year LCCI issues over 130,000 export and import documents, answers 5,000 trade enquiries, and organises 10 trade missions and 30 export seminars.  He also has responsibility for the LCCI Asian Business Association and information service, and led an EU-wide project: Family Business Training in the 21st century.

Peter was re-elected Chairman of the World ATA Carnet Council and ATA Carnet Committee in 2007 and chairs the work of these groups to manage and develop the temporary import and export regime for professional equipment, samples and goods for trade fairs and exhibitions in 65 countries worldwide.

Peter holds an MSc in International Business from London University and is a writer and consultant on the mechanics of international trade including procedures and regulations.  His books include the Export Handbook and the International Trade Manual (co-author).


SEAN MCKEE
Director of Policy and Public Affairs

Sean joined the Chamber in 2013 and oversees LCCI policy, research and lobbying activity as well as media relations.

Previously, he had been at Gatwick from 2009 when it was acquired by Global Infrastructure Partners and, as Head of Public Affairs & Community Engagement, was responsible for building the external affairs capability for the new airport company.

Prior to that he was an associate director within the UK public affairs division of the Financial Dynamics (FD) business consultancy providing strategic counsel and advice, particularly in transport, financial services and local government to corporate clients.

Sean moved to FD as part of the takeover, in 2005, of LLM Communications where he had been a senior public affairs advisor.

Before coming to London and joining LLM in 2001, Sean worked in politics and public affairs for several years; as political advisor to the Deputy Speaker in the Northern Ireland Assembly, constituency manager for a Belfast MP, Political Party Officer and was a Parliamentary Candidate at the 2001 Westminster General Election.

Sean holds a MA from Queens University Belfast and a BA (Hons) from Ulster University.  


NEIL STANFIELD
Financial Director and Secretary

Neil Stanfield has been the Financial Controller of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) since 2008 having joined the company in 1999 as its Finance Manager.

At LCCI he is responsible for its on-going financial health and the safe custody of its assets.

Previously Neil has held various financial roles at firms in both the private and public sector including a train operating company and a charity.

Neil qualified as a chartered accountant in 1993 having trained with KPMG.


DEBORAH JARVIS
Operations Director

Deborah Jarvis is Operations Director at London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), responsible for our human resources, information technology, conference rooms, building and office services plus the Docklands Business Club/East London Chamber of Commerce branch.  She is also secretary to the Trustees of the LCCI (1974) Pension and Life Assurance Scheme and manages the health and safety and business continuity functions at the Chamber.

Since joining LCCI, Deborah has led the attainment of Investment in People status, the relocation of the head office from Cannon Street to Queen Street, the refurbishment of the latter to include the members' lounge and the achievement of the Platinum Award in the Corporation of London's Clean City Awards Scheme.  Her current focus is Corporate Responsibility and the ongoing improvement in accessible, automated and robust IT systems, which provide benefits for members and efficient processes for colleagues.

Deborah was educated in Essex and held HR roles in an American bank and an engineering company in the capital before joining LCCI.
 

KEVIN MA
Director of Marketing

Kevin joined the Chamber from the London Business Network, the organisation responsible for maximising opportunities generated by London 2012 for the business community.

As Programme Director, Kevin led the business engagement programme for London 2012's procurement portal, CompeteFor, growing a network of 50,000 London businesses in four years.  He was also responsible for the Network's Games-time hospitality programme at City Hall for visiting international business representatives and VIPs. Previously, Kevin held marketing roles at London 2012 and Lend Lease, specialising in retail developments in Australia.

Kevin oversees the Chamber's brand and marketing and digital transformation strategy.

 

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