Left to right – Piers Kelly, Diane Tapner-Evans, Jo Thomas and Katherine Maxwell

Meet the Board

Ann Chapman-Daniel


Be Richmond Chair, Ann Chapman-Daniel, is co-founder and CEO of Minesoft, the Richmond-based global patent information solutions provider which is recognized as a world leader in its field.

She is an international sales & marketing specialist with global experience.

After graduating in Business Studies & German, Ann worked for Thomson Reuters, Ziff Davies Publishing Inc and France Telecom Group, travelling widely and establishing new offices and distribution.

Together with husband Ophir, Ann founded Minesoft, developing searchable online and competitive intelligence services in sci-tech/patent data. Minesoft have won numerous awards including the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2009 and 2015 for achieving outstanding growth in International Trade.

Ann is a Richmond resident and is actively involved in several influential local organisations. She also supports History of Art and Architectural Heritage projects in the UK and Commonwealth.

She is passionate about our town and brings a wealth of skills, knowledge and experience to Be Richmond

Gabriel Irwin

Gabriel Irwin

Vice Chair

After a career in international finance, Gabriel was keen to apply his business skills and expertise to his own venture. In 2012 he took over Foot Solutions in Red Lion Street and quickly turned the business around.

As a local retailer, Gabriel believed that the BID could help Richmond realise its potential as a leading shopping and leisure destination and has been involved from the beginning.

Richmond BID Board Members

Cllr Richard Baker, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

Ian Baldwin, Consilient Health

Andrew Green, Barclays

Piers Kelly, Reed Exhibitions

Katherine Maxwell, Moore Barlow

Susan Shaw, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

Diane Tapner-Evans, Richmond Hill Hotel

Jo Thomas, Waitrose & Partners


Inspector Rebecca Robinson, Metropolitan Police

Sergeant Scott Brodie, Metropolitan Police

PC Lee J Dorman, Metropolitan Police

Anne Newton, Richmond Chamber of Commerce

James Pickard, Transport for London

Marketing Steering Group

We are actively seeking new members of the important Marketing Steering Group.

Please email Richmond BID Manager Ellen Amorina Storrar to express your interest and advise re your marketing background and credentials