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The Board of Directors is made up of business leaders from member organisations who sit alongside stakeholders from other relevant bodies such as the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Transport for London and the Metropolitan Police.

Board Directors, observers and members of our Theme Groups volunteer their time, experience and expertise to provide strategic direction to Be Richmond. If you are interested in joining them to help shape our programmes, please get in touch.

Ann Chapman-Daniel | Chair
Ann Chapman-Daniel
Be Richmond Chair - Minesoft
Gabriel Irwin | Vice Chair
Gabriel Irwin
Be Richmond Vice-Chair - Foot Solutions

Phil Giesler
Cllr Phil Giesler
Lead Member for Business and Growth at Richmond Council
Ian Baldwin
Consilient Health
Piers Kelly
Reed Exhibitions
Sarah Leff
Sarah Leff
Interact CC
Katherine Maxwell
Katherine Maxwell
Moore Barlow
Diane Tapner-Evans
Diane Tapner-Evans
Richmond Hill Hotel
Jo Thomas
Waitrose & Partners


  • Lorinda Freint Head of High Streets and Local Growth at Richmond Council
  • Anne Newton Richmond Chamber of Commerce


Place Making Theme Group

  • Ann Chapman-Daniel Minesof
  • Cllr Phil Giesler Richmond Council
  • Lorinda Freint Richmond Council

Place Management Theme Group

  • Sarah Leff Interact CC
  • Agata Pozorska Richmond Riverside Estate
  • John Werker Ebay
  • Jonathan Reed Natwest
  • Ellen Cadwell Savills
  • Hannah Lawson The Angel & Crown
  • India Coleman Sweaty Betty

Place Marketing Theme Group

  • Gabriel Irwin Foot Solutions
  • Charlotte Alldis Richmond Hill Hotel
  • Jo Thomas Waitrose & Partners
  • Imogen Cameron Brindisa Kitchens
  • Angela Ivey Visit Richmond

About Richmond

Richmond is an affluent residential district bordering the River Thames. Tranquil Kew Gardens attracts botanical enthusiasts and families with its huge Arboretum, 17th-century Kew Palace, and panoramic views from its Treetop Walkway. Herds of deer roam Richmond Park, a popular picnic spot. The Quadrant main street and nearby roads have eclectic shops, casual and upscale dining, and performances at Richmond Theatre.