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Our Staff

 Briege Leahy

Chief Executive Officer

Briege was appointed Chief Executive in March 2019 and is committed to increasing opportunities for the Hertfordshire Chamber and meeting its members’ needs. Briege spearheads an exciting period of investment and transformation at the Chamber and is keen on delivering a strong business influence on the growth of the Hertfordshire community. Please feel free to contact Briege on 01707 502189 or email 


 Naomi Powell



Operations Director

Naomi’s role is to help the Chamber team deliver real value and stay relevant to the evolving needs and challenges facing our Chamber community. Naomi provides  support to the CEO, Board and Patrons, whilst overseeing the diverse range of events the Chamber delivers across the county including the growing sector forums. Please feel free to contact Naomi on 01707 502181 or email 



Amy Rich


Operations Manager

Amy champions and manages internal projects to better enhance our members experiences with us as well as developing packages. Amy is also responsible for managing renewals at the chamber making sure members have had the best possible value for money. To contact Amy please call 01707 502188 or email

   Angelina Pillai

Membership Team Co-ordinator 

Angie is responsible for supporting our Membership and Operations Team and helps to look after all our members throughout their membership life-cycle. Angie welcomes new members to our Chamber community, delivering the value statements at the time of renewals, managing benefits and dealing with membership enquiries and issues. To contact Angie call 01707 502180 or email

 Alison White

Head of Events and Communications

Alison works with Patrons, Sponsors, Member venues and Speakers to ensure that a wide variety of engaging events are offered across the county. Alison also works closely with our Operations and Marketing team to ensure that all our events are promoted to the appropriate audiences. Alison is happy to hear from members with any suggestions for new topics, speakers, and locations for events. To contact Alison call 01707 502183 or email

 Sarah Castleman

Marketing and Communications Executive

Sarah is responsible for the marketing and communications of the Chamber, liaising with a range of internal and external stakeholders. Sarah’s role includes promoting events, benefits and new initiatives alongside creating marketing collateral and content. Sarah is responsible for the website content, social media and helps to co-ordinate the bi-monthly inspire magazine. To contact Sarah call 01707 502182 or email

  Georgia Nicholls

Advanced Apprentice in Business Administration

Georgia joined the team in 2018 from Oaklands College. Georgia has a multi functional role, helping to assist with marketing campaigns and projects as well as aiding our events team.  If you have any queries about potential bookings or bookings you have made, please contact Georgia on 01707 502194 or email


Mary Sykes



External Affairs Director 

Mary's role is to offer support to East Hertfordshire businesses by providing advice, guidance and introductions to a variety of opportunities. She helps to enhance business performance, building alliances and strategic partnerships across the business community; and encourages companies to share their successes and examples of best practice. To contact Mary please call 01707 502195 or 07775 562662 or email

Gemma Rydqvist

Business Engagement Manager 

Gemma supports the growth and success of local businesses from a sole trader to large corporate companies in the West Herts area, covering Dacorum and Watford. Gemma works with local businesses and potential partners, building relationships to influence the shape of future programmes. Support businesses to effectively network, promote and raise their profiles with Chamber initiatives. To contact Gemma please call 01707 502185 or email

Donna Schultz

Business Engagement Manager

Donna supports local businesses to grow, connect and succeed, from sole traders to large corporate companies in central Herts. Donna works with local businesses and potential partners, building relationships to influence the shape of future programmes, support businesses to effectively network, promote and raise their profiles with Chamber initiatives. To Contact Donna please call 01707 502186 or email



Frances Harris


Internal Export Manager

Frances has been involved in International Trade for over 30 years.  Frances is on hand to help facilitate the requirements of Hertfordshire Exporters for their international trade success. To discuss your exporting requirements, call Frances on 01707 502192 or email

John Woodruffe

External Export Manager

John has recently joined the Export Team bringing a wealth of experience including 32 years at the Foreign Office and DIT. John works with Frances, Trevor and Keith to support Hertfordshire businesses with their export documentation and enquiries and also organises export related seminars, forums and events which are country specific.To contact John call 01707 502196 or email



 Keith Moore


International Trade Manager

Keith works in the Export Department to support businesses with their export documentation and enquiries. Keith is a champion for developing and promoting Hertfordshire's businesses within international trade, regularly attending meetings with overseas Chambers and Trade bodies. As part of Keith’s role he organises export seminars, forums, events and helps businesses meet export contacts through. For more information please call Keith on 01707 502193 or email


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Head Office

MacLaurin Building, 4 Bishops Square,
Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9NE
Tel: +44 (0)1707 502180

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