Proposal for Co-Presidency of the British Chamber of Commerce | EU & Belgium

At the upcoming Annual General Meeting on the 24th of April, members will formally appoint the next President of the British Chamber of Commerce | EU & Belgium, with the tenure of our current President, Tom Parker, coming to an end.

The President is Chair of the Board of Directors and plays a key role in representing the Chamber to all stakeholders. 

Further to our call for nominations/applications for the presidency of the British Chamber of Commerce | EU & Belgium which closed on Monday 18th of March, the Board has received one application for the role. A proposal for Co-Presidency from Elizabeth Crossick, Head of Government Affairs EU at RELX, and David Reed, Senior Partner at KREAB.

Elizabeth and David are long-serving Board members of the Chair, leading our EU and Belgium Chambers respectively, as well as co-chairing our Policy Council. 

Elizabeth Crossick

  • Chair, BritCham EU
  • Chair of the Digital Committee
  • Head of Government Affairs EU, RELX

Motivation Letter

David Reed

  • Chair, BritCham Belgium
  • Acting Co-Chair of the Financial Services Committee
  • Senior Partner, KREAB

Motivation Letter

Both candidates have observed in their applications that equal attention from the leadership should be paid to both pillars of the Chamber – EU and Belgium. They therefore present a Co-Presidency approach that aligns with the range of parallel initiatives that the Board is envisaging for the coming years. 

In the event of this single candidacy, we will not be undertaking a vote at our AGM on the 24th of April and, subject to the absence of any material objection to the candidacy, the AGM will formally appoint the Co-Presidents at that meeting.

Thus notice is hereby served to our Members to  register any material objections to this appointment by email to Peter Bell, Chair - Executive Committee, at by close of business on Friday 5th of April.

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