Board of Directors

Every ship needs a rudder. In HiB's case, it is our Board of Directors.

The Harrow in Business Board comprises some of the most experienced business people in the local community.

They all have different backgrounds, skills and achievements with both large corporate and small businesses. Essentially they are all committed to supporting Harrow's business community.

Their role is to provide insight, expertise and to focus on the future direction of business support in Harrow.

Ash Verma
Ash Verma (Chair) - Gateway Business Consultants Ltd.

Ash Verma is a social entrepreneur, businessman and a former Civil Servant, with some thirty eight years of experience in various aspects of British Government policy, funding and programmes, especially those relating to: private/public sector initiatives; inner cities regeneration; economic development; enterprise and entrepreneurship in and around airport related economies; overseas trade; equal opportunities and corporate social responsibility.

Barry Pritchard

Barry Pritchard

Barry has worked in the financial services sector for 3 different banks and brings more than 25 years banking experience to the role, with the last 15 years spent helping small and medium sized businesses. He is currently a Relationship Director for RBS based in Harrow. Away from the office he enjoys watching a wide variety of sport, and travelling both within the UK and abroad.

Bob Thornton
Bob Thornton - Kodak Ltd

Over 33 years service with Kodak limited in Harrow working in manufacturing development, manufacturing technical support and several operational management roles. Currently the Facility Manager for the Harrow Factory site and representing Kodak in the local community.

Deven Pillay
Deven Pillay - Chief Executive Harrow Mencap Community Team

Gurpreet Singh

Gurpreet Singh

Gurpreet has a dual carrer in IT/Web Consultancy and Counselling and Psychotherapy. He is a SFEDI accredited Business Advisor and Mentor and is on the Board of Trustees at Relate SW. He runs his IT and Web Consultancy and has a private practice in Counselling/Psychotherapy helping clients through personal and professional traumatic times. He also runs workshops and consultations on Stress Management to address mental health issues at home, at work and in business. He is a Yoga teacher, public speaker and an avid reader.

Steve Porter
Steve Porter

Head of Development, Enterprise and Innovation, Harrow College.