The Hampshire Chamber of Commerce Board of Non-Executive Directors consistent of those business representatives who are Members of Hampshire Chamber of Commerce who provide the commitment, in-valuable support and time to support Hampshire Chamber of Commerce.
Ross McNally is Executive Chair of Hampshire Chamber of Commerce. He has over 30 years’ Board and leadership experience in business membership organisations and service sectors.
President & Non-Executive Director & Chair of Southampton Business Strategy Group
Peter is Senior Partner of Hampshire based regional law firm, Paris Smith LLP, with offices in Southampton and Winchester. The firm has over 45 partners and a total staff in excess of 250. He chairs the firm's strategy Board.
Liana Is chair of Andover Chamber and Local Enterprise Manager at NatWest. Having worked for NatWest for 8 years Liana has worked in retail banking, commercial and now busines banking. Her current role allows her to work with SME’s supporting them from the start up stage.
Aaron has over 20 years experience in Teaching, Training and management within the college and private sector. He has been in a leadership role for more than 10-years . In his current role as Assistant Principal for HSDC he is responsible for employer engagement to ensure the college is delivering an up to date curriculum fit for purpose for the employers within the region. He runs a large apprenticeship provision and is also responsible for delivering adult training/ education.
Aaron is also Chair of Hampshire Chamber of Commerce 'Portsmouth & District Business Strategy Group'.
Andrew is Principal and Chief Executive of Fareham College, an Ofsted Outstanding General Further Education College which excels in technical education and apprenticeship training. As Principal and Chief Executive, Andrew assists and advises the Corporation in relation to its determination of the College’s educational character and mission. He has overall responsibility for, and oversight of, all academic and curriculum matters concerning the college. Andrew oversees and directs appropriate use of funds and undertakes the role of Chief Accounting Officer.
Andrew also works as an Ofsted Inspector and is Non-Executive Director of Maritime UK (Solent).
As Managing Director of Ancasta Yacht Services, Mandy has recently restructured an established yacht refit and repair company within the Ancasta Group merging it with the operational division of Ancasta International Boat Sales based on the south coast. With a BSc Hons in Yacht Manufacturing & Surveying plus 30 years management experience within the leisure marine industry, she has always been focused on business development, sales and customer service.
Chair of Winchester Business Strategy Group, Mark joined the family business, Winchester Motor Company ltd. in 1987 after trying to forge a career as a Professional American Football player in the United States which was cut short due to a serious back injury.
Ed has been a driving force in creativity, innovation and communication for the last couple of decades as Partner and Creative Director of award-winning, integrated creative communications agency Carswell Gould. During this time, he has helped to deliver successful marketing communications projects for regional, national and international clients, including leading organisations such as Marks and Spencer, Suzuki, Paris Smith, Red Funnel, Solent LEP, O2, UoS, HCC, TATA, Baileys and many more.
Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Finance Committee
Joe is the Finance Director of Hambledon, England’s oldest commercial vineyard, based in Hampshire. Previous to this Joe spent 7 years as CFO of Tailor Made Technologies, one of the largest IT and Communications providers in the South and before that, CFO of 3Si, a private equity backed group of marine safety businesses. Joe started his career with Barclays in London before moving to Chichester to re-train as an accountant. After qualification Joe spent 8 years in Corporate Finance advising business owners and investors on M&A (both buy side and sell side) before transitioning to becoming a full time CFO. Joe is the Chair of the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce ‘Finance Committee’ and works closely with Ross McNally and Peter Taylor on all financial matters.
Barry has a proven track record with over 30 years experience in providing quality cost effective customer services.
Barry is the North Hampshire representative and chairs the Basingstoke Business Strategy Group of Hampshire Chamber of Commerce. He is a Governor for BCoT and Vice Patron for St.Michaels Hospice North Hants.
Richard Thompson is Chief Executive Officer of media company Black Ox which operates The Business Magazine, Business & Innovation magazine and video production company Sightline. Richard has worked in the media industry for more than 20 years working in senior commercial roles at Guardian News & Media, JPI Media and has also advised other media and technology companies on commercial, partnership and events strategy through his consultancy Out of the Park.
Donna Jones was elected as Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight on 6 May 2021, achieving 312,993 of the votes cast across the two counties, and officially took up post on Thursday 13 May after taking the Oath of Office. Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary is one of the largest police force areas in the country.
Donna was the youngest member of the judiciary in England and Wales when she was appointed to the South East Hampshire (Magistrates) Bench in October 2005. She served as a bench chair for 16 years until she was elected as Police and Crime Commissioner.
From 2014-2018 Donna was the first woman to be elected the Leader of Portsmouth City council in Hampshire, presiding over a £780million budget. During this time she received national recognition for the commercial approach she brought to the running of the city council, generating millions of pounds of income each year.
As well as being the PCC for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, Donna previously led on the national Victims and Serious Organised Crime portfolios for the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, before taking up the role of the Chair in July 2023.
Donna is Hampshire born and bred. Her professional background is in banking. She is married with two sons.