The Board

The EOA board, which meets four times a year and is chaired by Chris McDermott of 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan, supports the Chief Executive in agreeing the direction and strategy of the association, acting as a sounding board for new ideas and monitoring the progress of the strategy. Board directors serve a three-year term and are also expected to take a leadership role in promoting awareness of the sector.

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EOA Board

Chris McDermott

Chair, Employee Ownership Association

James de le Vingne

CEO, Employee Ownership Association

Ed Stubbs

Group Managing Director, Gripple

Chris Earnshaw

Partner & President of the Partnership Council, John Lewis Partnership

Jo Ritzema

Managing Director, WCF

Erin Gill

Head of Global Marketing, Arup

Emma Russell

Managing Director, Alfa Leisureplex Group Limited

Charlotte Tickle

Director of People, Finance & Change

Lindsay Tilley

Head of People Development, LDA Design Limited

Kingsley James

Executive Chairman, Emperor Design Consultants Limited

David Robinson

Executive Chairman, Richer Sounds

Sam Boustred

Global Members’ Board Chair, Scott Bader Company Limited

Supporting The EOA Board

Patrick Lewis

President, EOA

Lisa Steel

Operations and Finance Manager