Our business-led board comprises influential, senior leaders from across the private sector. It is representative of the micro-enterprises, SMEs and multinational corporations that make up the North-West London economy. The board also includes senior leaders from the educational sector to enable deeper and sustained collaboration between these critical parts of our economy and society.


Andrew Dakers Chief Executive, West London Business

Becky Coffin Director, Communities & Sustainability, Heathrow

Andrew Kershaw Director of Business Engagement Strategy, Brunel University London

Chris Maw Retired partner, PwC (Chair)

Andrew Morgan Partner, JPC Law

Joyce Okenwah Macfarlane Director, JCC Selfsense

Maureen Penfold Managing Partner, Kingston Smith

Karen Redhead OBE CEO and Principal, West London College


Finance committee

Andrew Dakers Chief Executive, West London Business

Ian McDonald  Managing Director, Strategic Planning Advice Ltd

Maureen Penfold Managing Partner, Kingston Smith (Chair)

Two co-opted member vacancies

WLB Ambassadors

Atul Pathak OBE, CEO, Appt Corp t/a McDonalds

Past Ambassadors

Carol Bagnald Director, Black on Silver – Former Commercial Director, HSBC

Sir Eric Peacock Non-executive director, UKEF Board


WLB Leaders Forum

The Leaders’ Forum supports the WLB Board.   Members include:

Rahul Gokhale Director, Allpex

Neil Impiazzi Partnerships Director, Segro

Michael Rooney CEO, Resilience First

Ash Verma Director, Ash Verma Consulting Limited

Professor Anthony Woodman Senior Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise), University of West London