David developed a highly successful career in the banking sector spanning 24 years and an international football career which has seen him represent Great Britain and England’s blind football team 144 times scoring a total of 128 goals. During 2018, David took a conscious decision to play an active role in the third sector following on from several non-executive positions held. In July 2018, he joined the RNIB as Director of Services where he focused on ensuring visually impaired people had access to the information, advice and guidance they needed alongside providing consumer and commercial services which sought to remove the barriers which prevented them living the life they wished to lead. David was appointed chief executive of the British Paralympic Association in January 2023 and sits on the FA Council as a disability football representative. David was a director of the Chamber from 2013 to May 2023 which included being elected as president in 2015 for a 3-year term.
Jim Lewis is a former student, Deputy Head Boy, Deputy Head of Prep and Director of Communications, Admissions and Development at St Columba’s College, an association spanning forty-three years. He grew up in Harpenden, and has hugely fond memories of his childhood, cycling in the ups and downs and being the first at the entrance gate in the summer holidays, for what used to be the open-air swimming pool in the park. Jim’s wife, Gill, is Head of Maths at St Columba’s College Prep, and he has a daughter sitting A Levels and a son at University. Jim has a particular interest in championing social diversity in education. Jim retired from education in 2020 to focus on other interests. He briefly swapped roles to become the student, working part time at Majestic Wines, and studying for his WSET qualifications, before returning to full time employment with Agrigum International Ltd, where he was responsible for Business Development, European Sales and Global Marketing and Communications. Recently, Jim returned to his Hertfordshire roots and took up the role of Client Relationships Manager with Chamber members Wagada Digital. Jim was a director at the Chamber for five years, stepping down in May 2023 to become an ambassador.
Peter started as a trainee lawyer in 1968 working for a law firm specialising in criminal law. He continued with that line of work until 1986 when he became the lawyer for the Williams F1 team. He carried on working in international motorsport and media law until he retired from full time work in 2018. He is now a consultant with SA Law. Peter first joined the Chamber in 1988 but left when he was working in London. Upon his return to St Albans, he re-joined the Chamber and became a director in 2006, Vice President in 2009 and President from 2012-2015. He remained on the Board until 2022 and is now an Ambassador for the Chamber.