Senior Management Team
DAVID FROST CMG
David has been Chief Executive of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry since April 2019.
He spent most of his earlier professional career as a British diplomat, specialising in economic/trade and multilateral issues, and serving among other things as British Ambassador in Denmark, as EU Director and Strategy Director in the Foreign Office, and as Britain’s lead trade negotiator and Full Member of the EU’s Trade Policy Committee. He has also been posted in Paris, Brussels (EU), New York (UN), and Nicosia.
He left government in 2013 to become CEO of the Scotch Whisky Association, a major UK trade association with particular expertise in trade policy and international legal enforcement. He returned to the FCO from 2016 to 2018 as Special Adviser to British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.
Deputy Chief Executive
Alongside his LCCI role, Peter is Chairman of the ICC World Chambers Federation International Certificates of Origin Council which oversees the issue of over 15 million origin documents worldwide annually.
At LCCI, he is responsible for the Chamber's international trade activities which include documentation, an Enterprise Europe Network office, events, trade missions and exhibitions. In a typical year LCCI issues over 140,000 export and import documents, answers trade enquiries, and organises trade missions, export seminars and international trade training. He also has responsibility for the LCCI Asian Business Association and information service.
Peter was previously Chairman of the ICC WCF World ATA Carnet Council to manage and develop the temporary import and export regime for professional equipment, samples and goods for trade fairs worldwide. He holds an MSc in International Business 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).
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.
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 is Operations Director at London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), responsible for our human resources, information technology and building and office services. 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, the achievement of the Platinum Award in the Corporation of London's Clean City Awards Scheme and the development and installation of an integrated CRM system. 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 held HR roles in an American bank and an engineering company in the capital before joining LCCI.
Director of Membership and Events
Liz Henderson joined the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) in October 2018 as the Director of Membership and Events.
Liz started her career in marketing. She has a proven track record of delivering transformational brand, loyalty and engagement programmes in a range of large, complex organisations with iconic brands including British Gas, Centrica, the AA and Saga PLC. As a senior member of the leadership team at the AA she was responsible for the development of a completely revitalised membership proposition to aid retention of the AA’s 4M member base. More latterly in 2017 whilst consulting at Saga she designed and launched a brand new membership scheme for its travel and insurance customers which now has over 1M members.
Liz holds an MA Hons in Geography, has 3 sons, is an avid reader and keen skier.