Chamber appoint new President

lisa-pogson-2Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber are pleased to confirm Lisa Pogson, Joint Managing Director of Airmaster Air Conditioning, as their first female President since the 2007 Chamber merger.

Lisa’s focus as President will be on core business and continuing to build on the work that has been ongoing, such as; engagement with Chamber members, Infrastructure and Connectivity, and collaboration across the City Region.

Commenting on the new appointment Lisa said: “When I left school at 16 with a handful of average GCSEs, a love of English, an interest in property and buildings with a willingness to work hard and help people, I was happy to start on a Youth Training Scheme, as an admin ‘dogsbody’. I have worked at every opportunity and have made fabulous friends and had some great support and mentors. Still, I never thought I’d become the first woman President of the Joint BR Chamber OR that along the way I would achieve a Masters Degree in Management and become Joint Managing Director of a £12 million business this year – but here I am!”

Andrew Denniff, Chief Executive at Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce said. “I am delighted that Lisa has been appointed our President and I look forward to working closely with her over the next two years, during what will be an exciting time for everyone here at the Chamber.”

Airmaster joined as a member in 2011 and Lisa has since become a member of Representation Council, Audit & Finance Committee and also an active member of the Women in Business group.

Retiring President, Paul Jagger was presented with his Past President’s badge of office, whilst new appointments to the Board include Anne Wilson MBE of Numill Ltd and Mark Broxholme of Swallow Consultancy, who also becomes a Vice President together with Matthew Stephens of Quest Property.

The appointments were made during the 10th Annual General Meeting which took place on the 10th November at Aston Hall Hotel.

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