The Board

When the BID launched in October 2014 we operated with an interim Board in order to get things up and running as quickly as possible. However, we committed to the establishment of a permanent Board of Directors by Spring 2015 to give every levy payer the opportunity to nominate themselves for a position and, in the event of a ballot being required, to vote for their preferred candidates.

On the 17th March 2015 we secured Board Directors for the 13 available permanent Board places following an extensive process overseen by Canterbury City Council Electoral Services Department, which did not require a ballot as we had the exact number of nominations as we had places available. Click here to view the Board Member Job Description or click here to view the 2015 Election Process.

Board Members

alex-ridings-webAlex Ridings

Position: Managing Director
Company: Think Agency

 

Clive Relf - B&W - webClive Relf – Chair

Position: Tax Partner
Company: Kreston Reeves

 

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Dan Grimwood

Position: Owner
Company: The Refectory Kitchen

 

 

David Lilford-webDavid Lilford

Position: Owner
Company: Lilford Gallery & Lilford Framing

 

declan-kelly-webDeclan Kelly

Position: General Manager
Company: Abode Hotel

 

Ian Blackmore - WebIan Blackmore

Position: Landlord
Company: The Jolly Sailor

 

Jeremy-Licence-web2Jeremy Licence

Position: Partner & Head of Real Estate
Company: Furley Page

 

Marco Keir - webMarco Keir

Position: Director of Marketing and Communications
Company: Canterbury Christ Church University

 

Paula Gillespie-web

Paula Gillespie

Position: General Manager
Company: The Marlowe Theatre

 

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Peter Scutt – Vice Chair

Position: General Manager
Company: Whitefriars

 

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Robert Brady

Position: Director
Company: Regal Estates

 

Designated

Bob-Jones-2-webBob Jones

Position: Chief Executive
Company: Canterbury Connected Business Improvement District

 

caroline-hicks - webCaroline Hicks

Position: Head of Business and Regeneration
Company:
Canterbury City Council
Representing:
Local Authority

 

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Dave Hughes

Position: Head of Business Engagement and Economic Development
Company: Kent County Council
Representing: Local Authority

 

Therese Heslop-webTherese Heslop

Position: Director of Visits & Marketing
Company: Canterbury Cathedral
Representing: Tourism

 

Observers (non-voting)

place-holderMitchell Fox

Position: Chief Inspector
Company: Kent Police
Representing: Local Community

 

Craig-GriffinCraig Griffin

Position: Treasurer
Company:
 Canterbury Society
Representing: Residents

 

Edd Withers - webEdd Withers

Position: Member
Company: Canterbury Society
Representing: Residents