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 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.
Following many years in the banking industry with HSBC; Chris is able to provide advice on commercial finance, business and financial planning, raising alternative sources of finance and debt counselling. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.
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.
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.
Keith is the portfolio holder for planning and economic development at Harrow Council and chairs the planning committee. After many years working as a chartered civil engineer he is now involved in recruitment.
Head of Development, Enterprise and Innovation, Harrow College.