Our Senior Management Team

Our Senior Management Team 

Paul Britton

Chief Executive Officer, Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group

Paul is a Brunel graduate in Business Management with almost 20 years’ experience in the economic development and place marketing sector. Prior to joining the Chamber, he spent eight years with Thames Valley Economic Partnership (TVEP) managing inward investment for the region – culminating in the development of a submission to the FT Publication fDi Magazine ‘‘European Cities & Regions of the Future’ which acclaimed the Thames Valley amongst the highest ranked small regions in Europe.

Paul led the development of the award-winning Thames Valley inward investment portal in 2012 and established the Thames Valley International Technology Conference now in its fourth year at Microsoft’s European HQ.

Paul was appointed Chief Executive of Thames Valley Chamber Group in October 2015 and spearheads an exciting period of investment and transformation at the Chamber. Paul sits on the Thames Valley Berkshire Forum and the Thames Valley Byte Night Board in support of the charity Action for Children. Contact: madhuhafiz@tvchamber.co.uk 01753 870582.

Anne White

Head of International Trade & Compliance, Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group

Anne has over 30 years’ experience in the field of international trade in both the private and public sector including trade development, compliance and EU funded projects. Taking up her current role in 2003 Anne has responsibility for the development and delivery of Chamber’s extensive portfolio of International Trade Services, as well as developing strategic partnership with key stakeholders.

 

She is vice-chair of the national British Chamber Council’s International Trade Group, as well as being a Department of International Trade approved inspector, assessor and trainer relating to the field of origin and trade preference regulations.

Contact: annewhite@tvchamber.co.uk 01753 870560.

Ginette Gower

Head of Marketing & Communications, Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group

 

Ginette’s role is to produce, direct and deliver a marketing and communication plan reflecting the Chamber’s future vision of a well-informed, modern, sustainable approach to servicing the needs of the Thames Valley business community. This also includes working with other Chamber departments to create fit for purpose exclusive benefits informed by the needs of our members.

 

Ginette is responsible for campaigns, events, data management, digital marketing, public relations and all aspects of communications.  She edits the Chamber’s bi-monthly magazine, Business Voice, which is well regarded as one of the primary business publications in the region.

Contact: ginettegower@tvchamber.co.uk 01753 870552.

Gavin Spencer

Head of Membership Services, Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group

 

Gavin has more than ten years’ experience in working with B2B organisations across the region and is passionate about understanding the needs of businesses. He works closely with local key stakeholders within the region to ensure that Thames Valley based businesses are both effectively connected and represented.

 

His primary role at Thames Valley Chamber is focused on leading a team of business managers to ensure that the members receive a first class experience. He was the Company Secretary for the Chamber Group for seven years.

Contact: gavinspencer@tvchamber.co.uk 01753 870500.

Gareth Ralphs

Head of Inward Investment & Policy, Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group

Gareth provides direction and strategic leadership to the Chamber’s policies as well as managing and delivering a wide range of inward investment related services. He works across departments, Chamber Councils and selected members to research, develop and prepare policy position statements of strategic importance to the region and UK economy.

From an inward investment perspective, he works in partnership with key strategic partners including the Department for International Trade (DIT) and international networks in securing and capturing foreign direct investment entering the Thames Valley. A Chartered Town Planner (MRTPI) and Surveyor (MRICS) Gareth brings more than 25 years’ experience of international planning to the Chamber.

Contact: garethralphs@tvchamber.co.uk 01753 870500.

Simon Caffrey

Head of Commercial Development, Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group

Simon leads on all new commercial development activity focusing on developing strategic partnerships with leading business in the Thames Valley. He manages a membership team that, through a consultative approach, advises businesses of all sizes on how to utilise the Chamber network, knowledge and profile raising platforms to achieve their business objectives.

Contact: simoncaffrey@tvchamber.co.uk 01753 870500.

Victoria Spracklen

Head of Finance and Operations, Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group

Victoria is responsible for ensuring that Chamber processes and systems are aligned to the operational needs of the business whilst meeting relevant legislation. More recently she played an instrumental role in ensuring the Chamber was once again awarded Investors in People accreditation setting a firm goal to achieve IiP Silver over the coming years by demonstrating the constant improvement of human resource management and continually striving for best practice.

Delivering timely and accurate financial information to Chamber stakeholders to ensure the future vision of a well-informed, modern and sustainable approach is taken when servicing the needs of the Thames Valley business community.

Contact: victoriaspracklen@tvchamber.co.uk 01753 870500.

 

Member Services team

The Member Services team manage relationships with members at all levels and also run our Customer Services operation.

Gavin Spencer

Head of Member Services

Ian Binns

Business Alliance Manager

 

Wendy McGuire

Corporate Account Manager

 

Karen Dodd

Corporate Account Manager

 

Sara Parris

Business Manager

 

Claudio Todaro

Account Manager

 

Narinder Multani

Account Manager

 

 

Marketing team

The Marketing team covers all aspects of marketing including branding, campaigns, communications, data, digital content, events, e-marketing, video production, public relations.

Ginette Gower

Head of Marketing & Communications

Sim Kang

Campaign Marketing Executive

 

Naira Ruhomally

PR & Communications Executive

 

Cristina Tumino

E-Marketing & Multimedia Executive

 

Matthew Hill

Campaign Marketing Executive

 

 

 

Commercial Development team

The Commercial Development team delivers membership sales and support, strategic partnership engagement and sponsorship opportunities.

Simon Caffrey

Head of Commercial Development

Atif Baig

Project Manager & Sales Support

 

Sunny Rana

Membership Sales Business Development

 

Alex Broad

Membership Sales Business Development

 

Arthur Muir

Membership Sales Business Development