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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 07494175977 or you can 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 07813034608 or you can email 



  Amy Rich

Membership Business Support Coordinator

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 07794249218 or you can 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 07951691586 or you can 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 designing all marketing collateral and content. Sarah is responsible for the website content, social media and coordinates the bi-monthly Inspire Magazine. To contact Sarah call 01707 502182 or email


Georgia Nicholls


Events Coordinator

Georgia joined the team in 2018 as an apprentice from Oaklands College, and having completed her apprenticeship in May 2020, became the Events Coordinator. Georgia is involved in all stages of managing our events, from liaising with vendors, to processing bookings to assisting with marketing campaigns. 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 07775562662 or email


Gemma Rydqvist


Relationship Manager 

Gemma manages key relationships with high profile Chamber members. Delivering expectations, adding value and taking ownership of a professional commercial working relationship with members. Provide a quality support service to help members Connect, Collaborate and Grow. To contact Gemma please call 01707 502185 or 07377361609 or you can 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 07807113753 or you can 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



Business Support Manager

John looks after the commercial side of the Export Department ensuring all avenues of growth and revenue generation are covered. John often attends meetings with exporters and those who have a potential to use our services.  He also attends the Brexit Intelligence Meetings in order to gather as much information as possible for ourselves and our members. He is also the Account Manager for all of our Exporting members. To contact John call 01707 502196 or email

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Services & Benefits

Our services and benefits packages are designed to help members cut costs and increase sales.

Head Office

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

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