Expert Panels

The British Chamber of Commerce Policy Working Groups


The BCC Policy Working Groups guide the formulation of BCC policy in relation to their areas of expertise, and inform representation into Her Majesty’s Government, key policy decision makers and industry organisations. They ensure that the BCC has the specialist input required to represent the interests of Accredited Chambers of Commerce and their member companies authentically.

Panel members provide expert knowledge in their field and have a good understanding of the impact of policy in their Chamber’s region. They must be nominated to the Panel by their Chamber and appointed by the BCC. Their role includes:

Representing the views of the BCC at meetings with policy makers from the government and other influential bodies;

Acting as a sounding board for the BCC as required for reactive response to policy changes and developments;

Assisting the BCC in responding to consultations and calls for evidence


BCC Expert Panels


There are currently three BCC Expert Panels, with representatives from Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce on two of them:

Expert Panel on Transport Infrastructure

Chair: Neil Micklethwaite, Stagecoach

TVCC Panel Member: Ruth Bagley – Director, Ardynt Consulting Ltd

Expert Panel on Skills

Chair: To be confirmed

TVCC Panel Member: Ashley Wheaton – Principal, University College of Estate Management

Expert Panel on Planning

Chair: Simon Prescott, Barton Willmore

Read the BCC Planning Expert Panel’s report, ‘Planning for Business’ HERE.


Workforce Training & Development Commission


This UK-wide, policy-led Commission will create a strategy to make the skills system work better for business. It will focus on:

Opportunities to support and incentivise businesses in training, upskilling and re-skilling.
Developing the adult workforce (i.e. employees over the age of 25) already in work.
Practical and pragmatic recommendations for policy development, spanning the next 10-15 years.

Chair: Jane Boardman, Deloitte

TVCC Commission Member: Dominique Unsworth– Founder, CEO & Producer, Resource Productions

Read more about the work of the Commission HERE



For further information on BCC Policy Working Groups, please contact Mary Moss, Policy and Inward Investment Manager at