OUR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

A dedicated team of volunteers
Richard Kalmer
RICHARD KALMAR

Chairman

Richard of KALMARs commercial estate agency is the new Chair of the Southwark Chamber of Commerce (the first Chair to have a second term). More →

YOKO DE SOUZA

Vice Chair

Yoko runs WaterBear Design a brand identity and design consultancy. Having worked for global media corporations, including JCDecaux and Starcom Mediavest. More →

LES JOHNSON

Vice Chair

Les has been Vice Chair of the Chamber for several years and runs construction consultancy LJPM Ltd, from More London Riverside. More →

PETER MANTELL

Vice Chair

Peter has been the honorary solicitor of the Chamber for many years. He is a solicitor specialising in property work at Anthony Gold Solicitors in the Elephant and Castle. More →

ROGER BECKETT

Executive Member

Roger is a Director of Light Projects, a specialist lighting company for architectural and specification lighting markets. More →

John Steward
JOHN STEWARD

Honorary Treasurer

John Steward has been Honorary Treasurer of the Chamber since 2006. He has been in practice as a chartered accountant and auditor for over 30 years, primarily in Borough High Street. More →

KEN HAYES

Honorary Membership Secretary and Life Member

Ken was Chairman of the Chamber from 1998 to 2000, was made a Life Member in 2001 and has been Honorary Membership Secretary since 2005. More →

John Steward
DUNCAN FIELD

Life Member

Duncan is a Life Member of the Chamber. His family established Field and Sons, the boroughs oldest Estate Agents in 1804. More →

PREM GOYAL

Executive Member

Prem is an entrepreneur, political activist and community organiser. He is keen to promote inclusivity and equality in business and works to bring people from different backgrounds together. More →

EDWARD CREE

Executive Member

Edward is Director of Asset Management for Canada Water at British Land plc with responsibility for running all British Land’s property assets within the 46 acres regeneration project in Southwark. More →

Peter Hadfield

Executive Member

Peter is the Business Development manager for London Southbank University.

WILLIAM HARWOOD

Executive Member

William has worked for the Department of Work and Pensions since 1984 supporting Southwark customers in going back to work. More →

John Steward
DAN HARDER

Executive Member

Dan runs his own design company, the Creativity Club in Peckham. He is a graphic designer who specialises in publishing. More →

John Steward
Susan Isaacs

Executive Member

Susan has an M.A from Oxford and has been running language courses in the City in French, Spanish, Italian German, and Portuguese, for the past thirty years. More →

John Steward
Nicole Leggett

Executive Member

Nicole’s job as acting Deputy CEO for Better Bankside involves promoting Bankside as a world class cultural destination for business and pleasure to visitors, Londoners and locals. More →

Margaret Rowse

Executive Member

Margaret is CEO of The Russia House, a company who have supported trade between Britain and Russia since 1970. She also owns an established catering company in the borough. She has been at the forefront of chamber for many years. More →

John Steward
Cait Wilkinson

Life Member

Cait is a Life Member of the Chamber. Now retired, for many years she ran a financial advice business. She is committed to supporting the objectives of the chamber assists with a variety of projects. More →

Sonia Sutton

Administrator

Sonia is the Chamber Administrator. For very many years Sonia was Personal Assistant to the Mayor of Southwark. She has a charming, efficient presence, unflappable attitude and a contact list longer than your arm. Sonia manages the administration of the Chamber and is the key contact for new members. More →

Neil Coyle MP

President

Neil is the MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark since 2015. Neil has helped establish several local community organisations, including the Walworth Society and tenants’ associations, to provide greater local voice. More →

John Steward
Baroness Jowell

Vice-President

Dame Tessa was the Member of Parliament for Dulwich and West Norwood from 1992 to 2011. She was Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport and Minister for the Olympics (2005-2010) and Shadow Minister for London until September 2012. More →

Rt Hon. Harriet Harman MP

Vice–President

Harriet has been the Member of Parliament Camberwell and Peckham since 1982. She has served in various Cabinet and Shadow Cabinet positions and, in her role as Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, she was twice the acting Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition. More →

Lord Roy Kennedy

Vice-President

Roy, Baron Kennedy of Southwark is a Labour politician and was made a life peer in 2010. He was elected Councillor for Newington ward in 1986 and he held a variety of positions on the council including Deputy Leader. More →

John Steward
Cllr Kath Whittam

Patron – Mayor of Southwark

Rotherhithe ward councillor Kath Whittam started her one-year term as the new mayor in May 2016. The Mayor of Southwark and The Civic Office are the council’s chief custodians of civic pride and its champions of community cohesion. More →

Sir Simon Hughes

Patron

Simon has been President of the Chamber since 2013. He has been a member since 1987 and was previously President 1984-1987 and 2004-2007. imon was Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats from 2010 to 2014, and from 2013 until 2015 was Minister of State for Justice and Civil Liberty. More →

John Steward
Cllr Johnson Situ

Council Representative

Cllr situ has responsibility for promoting business growth and employment across Southwark. He is also responsible for developing arts and culture in the borough, including museums, heritage and libraries. More →

Abdul Mohamed

Tourism Representative

Abdul has been the councillor for Faraday ward since May 2002- until May 2014 and was Mayor of Southwark from 2013 – 2014. He worked for several London boroughs carrying out regeneration work on various large inner city estates. More →