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

Managing Director, Gripple

Chris Earnshaw

Partner & President of the Partnership Council, John Lewis Partnership

David Grimes

Joint Managing Director, A.G. Parfett & Sons Limited

Steve Parfett

Non-Exec Director, Employee Ownership Association

Jo Ritzema

Director, WCF

Erin Gill

Head of Global Marketing, Arup

Emma Russell

Managing Director, Alfa Leisureplex Group Limited

Charlotte Tickle

People & Culture Director, Riverford Organic Farmers

Matthew Collins

Group Chief Financial Officer, Scott Bader

Lindsay Tilley

Head of People Development, LDA Design Limited

Kingsley James

Executive Chairman, Emperor Design Consultants Limited

David Robinson

Executive Chairman, Richer Sounds

Supporting The EOA Board

Patrick Lewis

President, EOA

Lisa Steel

Head of Operations and Finance / Company Secretary