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Board of Directors Elections

"It is important that your Chamber continues to be led by business people with the experience, enthusiasm and vision needed to continue driving Doncaster's regeneration and business support agenda."

Doncaster Chamber is governed by a Board of Directors, who are elected by Doncaster Chamber members. The role of the Board is to ensure the Chamber achieves its strategic objectives and that the voice of its members is represented at the highest level.

Each year positions on the Board of Directors for Doncaster Chamber of Commerce & Enterprise can come up for election. This year there are three opportunities for senior business professionals with enthusiasm and vision to join the Board to support the Chief Executive Officer and Senior Management Team to deliver the Chamber's business plan and wider work supporting Doncaster's economy.


Nominations are now closed.


In that event that there are more nominees than Board Director vacancies, Chamber members will be requested to complete a ballot paper to cast their vote. Members will receive their ballot paper directly via email.

The deadline to cast your vote is midday, 19 November 2020.

The successful candidate(s) will be announced during the Doncaster Chamber Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday 16 December 2020. Book your place now.

2020 candidates

Fabian Braithwaite


"I have served on the board of the Doncaster Chamber for the last 2 years and we have seen tremendous improvement in the quality and standing of the Chamber in that time. We have made some key hires, improved our technology, and significantly improved our outreach to members. I am one of the owners of Doncaster based HSR Solicitors. I believe the Chamber plays an essential role in Doncaster in regard to policy, education, entrepreneurship, and advocacy for business. Doncaster is a great place to do business and the Chamber is no small part of that."


Kurt Lindley

Be More Learning and Development

" his enthusiasm for life, his drive and energy and the care and attention that he puts into everything he sets out to do." - Maureen Sydney - Director of Artios Coaching

"He has the ability to create positively around him and identifies solutions to any challenges. His can do attitude is infectious." - Lindsy James - Director of Active Fusion

"Add to this passion his knowledge for people and continuous improvements both personal and professional then I genuinely believe he would be an absolutely ideal candidate." - Andy Howells, Managing Director of Room One Construction Ltd

"Kurt has the enthusiasm and vision needed to make a significant contribution to support the town's development/regeneration. He will also provide much needed representation for small business owners." - Vicki Dawson, CEO of the Sleep Charity


Mark Pepper

Carlton Forest Group

"Mark Pepper is owner and CEO of his family business, Carlton Forest Group which encompasses a well-established third party logistics and warehousing company, property management and renewable energy division.

Mark displays a vision and tenacity that has allowed him to establish a successful business, deliver year on year growth and diversify into a new market, that of renewable energy generation through hard to recycle and hard to treat materials which is now beginning to challenge recycling and waste processes in the UK.

Mark’s personable nature, business experience and commitment to business in the local area will make him a valuable asset to the Board of Directors and delivery of the Chamber vision."


Mark Willis

Environmental Specialist Chemicals

"I am a fifty-three year old qualified Accountant. I live and work in Doncaster, I am married with two young adults (eighteen and twenty-one), both currently at University.

I have spent twenty years of my career in Doncaster, mainly as a Finance Director.

Basically, I just want to give something back to the business and wider community for all it has given me. It’s as simple as that. What I can offer – well, thirty plus years of ups/downs/success – a broad spectrum of achievements and experience of being at the forefront of company decisions. I am pragmatic, not easily phased and never offended. At the same time I never offend others. I believe I have got a good sensible business head, but I am also a people person."


So Him Fong

Kingasia Foods

"How do you cram over 36 years of running businesses in the Doncaster area into 100 words? Business, no matter how big or small is my passion. Growing and helping businesses is what I do and that is not to say I haven’t made mistakes along the way and hopefully learned from them. Academically, I am from a graduate construction background, hence that is why I run a medium size food manufacturing business Kingasia Foods Ltd and a Property Development Company, diverse to say the least. This indicates a wide knowledge base that hopefully I can bring to the board of Doncaster Chamber. I hope members will support my application to go onto the board as a non-executive director. Thank you for your support."


Stewart Olsen

ORB Recruitment

"Stewart Olsen (30) is a Doncaster born, consummate professional, leading the way in the regions recruitment industry and wider business community. Having been recognised in the 2020 Yorkshire 42 under 42 list for his entrepreneurism and business success, Stewart continues to champion the region with the hope to help “level-up” the region by utilising his extensive, multi-sector network and supporting economic growth through wealth creation, providing sustainable employment opportunities, training and development and CSR activities. As Doncaster continues to thrive through investment and other activities, Stewart will continue to contribute to the portfolio of growth in the coming years."

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