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Top Influencers: 13 UK Non-Executive Chairman’s To Follow in 2022

Non-Executive Chairman play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Non-Executive Chairman role. We have selected these Non-Executive Chairman’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative Non-Executive Chairman’s. The list is in no particular order!

Clive Scrivener

Non-Executive Chairman @ Oxbotica

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Clive Scrivener serves as the chairman of Dukosi. Learn more about Clive Scrivener on Crunchbase…

Oxbotica powers the navigation, perception, user interface, fleet management, and other features needed to run self-driving vehicles. Read more aboutOxbotica on Crunchbase…

Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia

Founder & Non-Executive Chairman @ Dominvs Group

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Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia is Founder and Non-Executive Chairman of Dominvs Group, a family-owned real estate and private equity business based in London. Founded in 2011, Dominvs Group is a fast-growing business with divisions specialising in hospitality, residential property, commercial property, aviation, private equity, and wealth management. The Group has more than £1 billion assets under management, over 12 hotels under ownership or development, and a gross development value of over £1.5 billion. Born in Uganda, he came to Britain at the age of 13 as a refugee with his mother, father and two brothers in 1972 after escaping the regime of Idi Amin. Along with his family, he spent the first year in the UK in a refugee camp. After finding permanent accommodation, he went on to spend much of his teenage years working in the markets of Petticoat Lane and Liverpool Street in London. Sukhpal is most known for founding Euro Car Parts, one of the largest vehicle parts distributors in Europe. He set up the company in 1978 at the age of 18 with a £5,000 loan from his father. Sukhpal started Euro Car Parts with one shop in Willesden, London and grew it to become a multi-million-pound business that now employs over 12,000 people and has over 300 branches across the UK. Under his leadership, Euro Car Parts invested heavily in the UK economy and created thousands of jobs. In 2017, Euro Car Parts opened an additional 778,000 square foot National Distribution Centre near Tamworth, Staffordshire. The result of an £80 million investment in the West Midlands, it is one of the largest car parts distribution facilities in the world and one of the largest automated warehouses in Europe. He sold the company to LKQ Corporation in October 2011 and went on to serve as the company’s Executive Chairman of its businesses in UK, Ireland and India until December 2018. Sukhpal is also Founder and significant shareholder of VAR Capital, an independent wealth management firm based in London, and has served as the company’s Chairman since 2012. In 2018, VAR was awarded Euromoney’s Best Family Office award. Sukhpal is a keen investor in Indian and British businesses. In 2016, he invested in e-waste processing company EcoCentric Management in Mumbai, India. A year later, he invested in Digraph Transport Supplies, a truck and trailer part distributor in Nottinghamshire. In 2019, Sukhpal launched the Ahluwalia Family Foundation to support causes and projects in the UK and India, with a special focus on education, enterprise, children and women’s rights, homelessness, immigration causes. Alongside his work in the UK, Sukhpal maintains strong links to India. He travels back regularly and hopes to return permanently sometime in the future. Learn more about Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia on Crunchbase…

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Lady Barbara Judge

Independent Non-Executive Chairman @ LoopUp

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Lady Judge is a Senior Advisor to Triangle Growth Partners, and chairs the Investment Advisory Committee.Lady Judge, a trained commercial lawyer, has an unusually broad and successful international career as a senior executive, chairman and non-executive director in both the private and public sectors. She was previously a partner in a major US law firm specialising in corporate and financial transactions. In 1980 she was appointed by the President as a Commissioner of the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Thereafter she was appointed as the first woman executive director of News International and Samuel Montagu and held many positions in the financial services industry including Chair of the UK/US Committee on Corporate Governance and Senior Advisor to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. She is currently Chairman of the Energy Institute of University College London and Chairman of the UK Pension Protection Fund. In 2002 she was appointed as a director of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority and became its Chairman in 2004 and was reappointed in 2007. After completing two terms she was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Tepco Nuclear Reform Committee and Chairman of its Task Force on Nuclear Safety. She is also a member of the UAE Advisory Board for the Development of Peaceful Nuclear Energy. Lady Judge is a non-executive director of NV Bekaert SA (Belgium) and Magna International Inc (Canada) and a strategic advisor to a number of international corporations, including Statoil and Barclays. She is a member of the International Advisory Board of Sabanci University and a member of the Steering Committee of the Istanbul International Energy & Climate Center at Sabanci University. In addition she is currently a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University. In June 2010 she was awarded Commander of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to the nuclear and financial services industries. Lady Judge received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and Juris Doctor with honours from New York University Law School. Learn more about Lady Barbara Judge on Crunchbase…

LoopUp is a premium remote meetings solution. Read more aboutLoopUp on Crunchbase…

David Livesley

Non-Executive Chairman @ Oxford Technology Management

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David Livesley is the Chairman of OT4. He worked in the life science and pharmaceutical industries before joining Cambridge Consultants Ltd in 1987, where he was involved with teams working across a range of industrial sectors. He currently works for YFM Venture Finance, where he is an Investment Director, responsible for technology investments from a range of funds managed by the YFM Group. Learn more about David Livesley on Crunchbase…

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Peter Douglas

Non-Executive Chairman @ PJD Group

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PJD Group is one of the UK’s largest independent mechanical engineering specialists with the commercial experience and technical expertise Read more aboutPJD Group on Crunchbase…

Gunter Dombrowe

Non-Executive Chairman @ Adaptix Ltd

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Adaptix is transforming planar X-ray – the diagnostic imaging modality most widely used in healthcare worldwide. Read more aboutAdaptix Ltd on Crunchbase…

Godfrey Ainsworth

Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors @ IQE

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Godfrey Ainsworth qualified as a Chartered Accountant and was employed by Coopers & Lybrand before becoming an audit partner and then corporate finance partner with Spicer & Oppenheim. He founded Gambit Corporate Finance in 1992, a practice specialising in the provision of corporate finance services where he was Managing Partner until his retirement from the firm on 30 November 2009. He has held several Non-Executive Directorship appointments, including assignments for 3i plc and the Welsh Development Agency. He has provided advice to IQE (formerly EPI) since its inception and was appointed to the Board in 1997. He was appointed to the Board of IQE Plc in April 1999, and was appointed chairman in February 2002. Learn more about Godfrey Ainsworth on Crunchbase…

IQE is the global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced semiconductor wafer products. Read more aboutIQE on Crunchbase…

David Bott

Non-Executive Chairman @ FluteOffice

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After 26 years with BP, Courtaulds and ICI, spent in both their corporate centres and business units, David moved into start-ups 10 years ago, but was then diverted into 7 years setting up and directing the programmes of the Technology Strategy Board (now Innovate UK). He is now a non-executive Chairman of Flute Office and Oxford Biomaterials, a non-executive director of Oxford Advanced Surfaces, a Principal Fellow of WMG at Warwick University and has engaged in a wide variety of activities involving materials, design, sustainability and innovation. Learn more about David Bott on Crunchbase…

Fluteoffice.com was founded in 2012 bring fast, flexible, sustainable and affordable design office furniture to the market. Read more aboutFluteOffice on Crunchbase…

Ben Grech

Co-Founder & Non-Executive Chairman @ Uniplaces

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Uniplaces is an innovative service for students like you that takes a fresh approach to booking student accommodation online. Read more aboutUniplaces on Crunchbase…

Peter Rigg

Non-Executive Chairman @ MXC Capital

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MXC Capital is an investment and advisory group specializing in the technology, media and telecommunications sector. Read more aboutMXC Capital on Crunchbase…

Albert Gourley

Non-Executive Chairman and Director @ Diamond Fields International

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Albert Gourley is the Regional Managing Partner of Fasken Martineau LLP in London. He is a globally recognized resource lawyer, having led many United Kingdom and Canadian initial public offerings, secondary and alternative finance transactions, as well as mergers and acquisitions in the resource sector, particularly cross-border transactions involving Europe, Africa, Australia and Canada. Al is also currently the Chairman of the World Initiative of Mining Lawyers based in Europe. Learn more about Albert Gourley on Crunchbase…

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Simon Robbins

Non-Executive Chairman @ Health2Works

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Health2Works, an innovative software company. Read more aboutHealth2Works on Crunchbase…

Jeremy Wilson

Non-Executive Chairman @ QPQ

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Jeremy Wilson is currently the Chairman at QPQ. Learn more about Jeremy Wilson on Crunchbase…

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