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David Frost CBE DL

David worked as an economist in London, before moving to the West Midlands in 1979 to work at the Walsall Chamber of Commerce. He was appointed Chief …

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Professor Rashid Gatrad OBE DL

Lead of Walsall Group. Professor Gatrad qualified at Leeds University and is Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health at the Universities of Ken…

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Stephen Goldstein CBE DL

Stephen was born and educated in Birmingham and trained as a Chartered Auctioneer and Surveyor. He founded Alexander Stevens and Company, Surveyors in…

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Professor Diana Green CBE DL

Diana is a former Vice Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University, retired in 2007, having repositioned Sheffield Hallam as a university dedicated to e…

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Professor Christopher Ham CBE DL

Chris Ham is chief executive of The King’s Fund and emeritus professor of health policy and management at the University of Birmingham. He has held po…

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Professor Helen Higson OBE DL

Helen Higson has worked in Higher Education since 1983. She is currently Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Aston University where she is Chief A…

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Steven Hollis DL

Steve has a wealth of experience within the professional and financial sector having had an illustrious career at KPMG spanning 30 years. Serving on K…

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Lynda Hopkins LVO DL

Lynda worked for the West Midlands Lieutenancy since 1978, first as Assistant Clerk, then as the Clerk from 1986 until she retired in 2013. During th…

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Frederik Hsu DL

Frederik was born in Hong Kong and grew up in London. He spent the first 12 years of his career working in corporate finance roles before taking over…

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John Hudson OBE DL

John is a chartered engineer and holds a masters degree in production engineering. After an engineering apprenticeship at BSA motorcycles in Birmingha…

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Professor Deirdre Kelly CBE DL

Deirdre is Professor of Paediatric Hepatology at the University of Birmingham, Consultant Paediatric Hepatologist and Founding Director of the Liver U…

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Sukhjinder Khera DL

In 1973 Sukhjinder became the Managing Director of KTC Edibles Ltd. in Wednesbury, when it employed 25 people with a turnover of £6.5 million. Today …

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Dr Peter Knight CBE DL

Peter is a former Vice Chancellor of Birmingham City University (until 2007). Whilst a lecturer at Plymouth Polytechnic he was elected National Pre…

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Professor Geoffrey Layer OBE DL

Geoff is a Professor of Lifelong Learning and has been the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton since August 2011. Geoff has led an…

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Jenny Loynton DL

Jenny is the founder of Loynton and Co, one of the largest Chinese law firms in the West Midlands. She has over 25 years’ commercial law consultancy …

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Colonel George Marsh TD DL

Lead of Coventry and Armed Forces Groups. George worked for construction company Galliford, including ten years as Chief Executive. Since retiring …

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Dr Hamid Mughal OBE DL

Hamid is an internationally acclaimed Manufacturing Leader with a wide-ranging experience base in the Automotive and Aerospace Sectors. He joined Roll…

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Sylvia Parkin MBE TD JP DL

Lead of Sandwell Group. Sylvia’s career has spanned the public and private sectors, as before gaining her nursing qualification as a mature student…

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Alexander Patrick CBE DL

Alex has been involved in the family business throughout his life. The founding business, Patrick Motors is now a subsidiary of PMG Investments Limit…

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Les Ratcliffe MBE DL

Les joined Jaguar in 1973 after completing 5 years’ service with the Regular Army - Parachute Regiment. He has served for 31 years with the Reserves a…

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