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Please do contact your local team with any event, membership, sponsorship or other queries and they'll be happy to help.

If you'd like to get in touch with a committee member, please contact the branch administrator in the first instance.

Berkshire branch

Branch administrator:
Juliet Rushent
0118 942 9608

Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes branch

Branch administrator:
Terri Stubbings
01494 718699

Hampshire & Isle of Wight branch

Branch administrator:
Sarah Hartwright
01420 538 106

Kent branch

Branch Manager:
Lesley Bennett
01795 435 918

Oxfordshire branch

Branch Administrator:
Suzanne Aldridge
01491 681821

Surrey branch

Branch Administrator:
Polly Buckley
020 8398 9643

Sussex branch

Branch Administrator:
Angela McWatt
01403 790 433

Surrey Ambassadors

Alec Sanderson IoD Alec Sanderson, Leadership Ambassador 
Alec is Director of Points Align, a software consultancy based in Guildford. He has extensive experience in all areas of software and electronics and the current fast-moving technology sector. He has held various CEO, CTO and Non-Executive positions since 1986 from start-ups to a fully listed public limited company.
Ben Collingwood IoD Ben Collingwood, Legal Ambassador 
Ben is a Lawyer based at the Guildford office of Barlow Robbins. His expertise lies in education law and employment law, with broad experience advising schools, charities, commercial companies, universities, and private individuals. He also has a strong network of legal colleagues who are able to advise on a wide array of legal issues.
Claire Dee IoD Claire Dee, Marketing and Communications Ambassador 
Claire is Director and Founder of Guildford-based Claire Dee Communications which she founded in 2009. Claire is a trained journalist with over 20 years of experience in the communications profession including time spent working in London for leading multinationals PricewaterhouseCoopers, PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal, and Andersen.
Janet Preston IoD Janet Preston, Education and Skills Ambassador 
Janet is Managing Director of Cold Fuzion, her own independent business consultancy which she has put on hold to study for a PhD in Astrophysics. Before setting up her business in 2008, Janet was a Partner at KPMG and Whitehead Mann and a Director at Ernst & Young. Her areas of expertise lie in business performance enhancement, programme and project management, and change management.
Jeremy Frost IoD Jeremy Frost, Small Business and Finance Ambassador 
Jeremy is a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner with over 20 years of experience in the insolvency and restructuring field, gained while working at KPMG and Kroll. He formed his own company, Frost Group based in Croydon, in 2005, where he provides strategic advice to underperforming businesses and people facing financial difficulty.
Laura McBrown IoD Laura McBrown, Manufacturing Ambassador 
Laura is Managing Director of Bordon-based G&B Electronic Designs. She has been involved in her family-owned manufacturing company for 18 years, working her way up from admin assistant to trained engineer and sales and marketing specialist. Laura’s skills incorporate all parts of the small business manufacturing and design chain, including supply chain management, logistics and non-warrantee product support. She helps and advises clients through their development processes with design for manufacture and design for test.
Patrick McIntosh IoD Patrick McIntosh, Health and Well-being Ambassador 
Patrick is a Chartered Financial Adviser who is hugely passionate about health and well-being. Himself a cancer survivor, his primary objective is in philanthropic work encouraging others to live better lifestyles and adopt healthy eating. He also assists with early diagnosis of health issues and understanding the evolution of medical technology. Patrick raises money for numerous cancer charities, and is a world record holder as a triple cancer survivor who has walked to the South Pole unaided.
Paul Adams IoD Paul Adams, Tax and Finance Ambassador 
Paul is a Senior Partner at Branston Adams Accountants in Farnham which he founded in 1992. He specialises in owner managed businesses, professional practices, property matters, mergers and acquisitions, sales of businesses, and a variety of other commercial and business contracts. As a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant with over 20 years of experience, Paul has extensive knowledge in accountancy, taxation and corporate business matters, both at home in the UK and internationally. He has particular expertise in tax and accounting services for non-residents and foreign nationals living or investing in the UK.
Richard Maybury IoD Richard Maybury, Human Resources (HR) Ambassador 
Richard is a Regional Director with Priority Management and Principal Consultant with Attitude Solutions. Based in Hindhead, he has been in the training business since 1998. He specialises in supporting productive behaviour change, measurably improving the way people deliver their critical business results within high volume, high velocity workloads. He advises on all aspects of productivity, performance and people development with HR directors, HR business partners and learning and development specialists. 
Robert May IoD                                                                                                                                                                            Robert May, Technology and Cybersecurity Ambassador 
Robert is Managing Director of Godalming-based IT company ramsac which he founded in 1991. His specialist skills lie in business strategy and cybersecurity. His past experience also includes IT training, programming, software development, technical support, sales, channel management, network installations and systems consultancy. As IoD Surrey Chairman and Technology and Cybersecurity Ambassador, Robert is well connected in the county and beyond. He regularly attends meetings, speaks at events, and contributes to white papers about the benefits of embracing changes in technology.

Emma Pendrey

Emma Pendrey, Young Directors Ambassador
After 10 years in the financial services sector, Emma Pendrey became Founding Director of specialist insurance broker Advantage Risk Solutions in 2014. Based in Basingstoke, her areas of expertise include compliance, risk management, and insurance and protection solutions. Emma is a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute and the Insurance Brokers Standards Council, a council of practising insurance brokers brought together to set standards for the profession of insurance broking. She is also an active member of the IoD 99, a national network for young business owners and entrepreneurs who own and run businesses across the UK.
Susan Elliott - Chair
Nicholas Bettes
Beth Hughes
John Morton
James Nathan
Annelie Sernevall
Derek Rodgers
Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes
Allan Goodbrand - Chair
Neil Sampson
Gary Swanwick
Paul Brooks
Hampshire & Isle of Wight
Geraint Davies - Chair
Elizabeth Buckle
Paul Hanvey
Jane Ollis - Chair
Marcus Chrystostomou
Mark Lumsdon-Taylor
Paul Nixon
George Jenkins
Dominic Deeson
Sian Holt
Sonja Wood
Claire Burroughs
Julia Iball - Chair
Geoff Dale
Bernard Grenville-Jones
Ivor Middleton
Anneli Sandler
James Hunt
Rob May - Chair
Paul Branston Adams
Ben Collingwood
Claire Dee
Jeremy Frost
Richard Maybury
Laura McBrown
Janet Preston
Alec Sanderson
Patrick McIntosh
Emma Pendrey
Howard Wilder - Chair
Michele Augousti
Sabarah Cursons
Paul Hopwood
Richard Long
Dean Orgill
James Dempster
James Garrett
Paul Hetherington
Andrew Hookway

Regional team

Director of Regional Engagement:
Alan Fitzwater
0207 766 8753

Regional Chair:
David Seall
01252 713 492

Regional Administrator:
Robin March
0207 766 8805

Head of Regional Relationships:
Lesley Bennett
0781 4386 178

Head of Regional Relationships:
Juliet Rushent
0790 8358 740

Contact IoD South

For more information, please contact

020 7766 8805


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