An experienced general manager, with extensive experience in sales, marketing, supply chain and logistics.
Andrew worked for Coca-Cola Enterprises in the UK for 12 years, going from graduate trainee to Trading Director during that time. For the last 20 years he has been a senior manager at Bidcorp – a company listed on the Johannesburg stock exchange, and the largest foodservice distribution company in the world, outside of the USA. He operates as CEO of Bidfood in the UK, and also Chairman of the wholesale sector industry body, the FWD. He is also a commissioner on the Food, Farming, and Countryside Commission at the RSA.
Professionally qualified with a MBA, he is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and has attained accreditation as a Chartered Director, focussing on areas of strategy and corporate governance. He recently was awarded the Grocer Cup by the IGD recognising the individual who has contributed most to the industry over the past year by showing exceptional leadership in inspiring his or her company to achieve results.
BSc Biochemistry University of London 1992
MBBS University of London 1995
Diploma Health Systems Management 2004
Member Royal College of Surgeons 2002
Member Royal College of General Practitioners 2006
Dr Simon is the Senior Partner of Whitestone Surgery; an innovative practice based in North Warwickshire. Initially trained in orthopaedic surgery in Oxfordshire, he has previously worked as Medical Director for HOPE worldwide – Afghanistan. During his year, he oversaw an increase in budget from £100,000 PA to signing over $4.5 million in contracts. Mainly through competitive tenders from The World Bank, The European Commission, The Asian Development Bank, Japan International Cooperation Agency and private donors. He was directly responsible for managing a $11 million medical programme which includes Karte Seh Medical Hospital, Karte Seh Maternity Hospital, Provincial Health Centre Construction, and the Provincial Midwife and Traditional Birth Attendant training programme. He oversaw the finance, architectural design, construction and subsequent joint management with UNICEF of the Karte Seh Maternity hospital in Kabul and five 12-room GP health centres (with 24 hour urgent care facilities) in Kandahar.
Originally qualified as a Registered Mental Health Nurse, Mrs Bright subsequently worked in broadcasting for various BBC radio services. She was formerly a non-executive director for Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Board. The board manages five NHS adult hospitals in Sheffield, with over 12,000 staff. In 2007-8 the annual turnover was £670m with over 1 million outpatients and operations per year. It was awarded the Dr Foster's Hospital of the Year Award in 2005, one year after achieving foundation trust status. During her 10 year tenure, Mrs Bright’s roles included:
An experienced senior manager, with extensive experience in sales, marketing, leadership training and financing.
Paul has worked mainly in the motor industry but has also worked in the finance industry with companies like CityCorp.
Paul has also served as Managing Director at a number of businesses he has established and was a Member of Institute of Chartered Managers (MCMI).
Paul has also served as a Church Pastor planting his first church on the Isle of Sheppey after finishing Bible College at Roffey Place in Horsham and His last church in Winchester.