HONORARY SECRETARY - Malcolm Dunbar

Malcolm took over as Secretary of the East Surrey Business Club in 2021 after being Chairman since 2015. He was following in the footsteps of his father, Derek, who served in the same role from 1991 to 1994.

 

Malcolm’s background is in Sales, Marketing & General Management, having worked for Cadbury Schweppes, H.P.Bulmer and Moët Hennessy, a division of Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.

 

As well as running Moët Hennessy UK, he was President & CEO of Domaine Chandon & Newton Vineyards in the Napa Valley. Malcolm describes Napa as “a heavenly location", but only if you enjoy sunshine, good food and fine wine!

HONORARY TREASURER - Stewart Harper

 

Stewart has been Hon. Treasurer of ESBC since the last century. He has had a career in management in the seafood industry with Associated Fisheries plc and then as MD of North Atlantic (Holdings) Ltd. Now in semi-retirement (see photo relaxing at his golf club in Portugal) he is currently Chairman of the Sussex Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority.

Stewart is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and holds an MBA from Northampton University.

One of his jobs was running the UKs biggest caviar importer and says that nothing beats being on a boat in the Volga River in Russia eating fresh Beluga and drinking chilled Stolichnaya.

CHAIRMAN - Les Green

Les became Chairman in 2021, having been Hon. Secretary of ESBC since March 2018. He held senior Executive positions in multi-national companies, including: CEO for a $200m valued Nasdaq business, Director of Innovation at Cap Gemini, Ernst & Young and IT Director for United News and Media. 

More recently, Les has focused his attentions on raising private equity for earlier stage, faster growing businesses. His firm (Lex Associates LLP) is based in London.

Les is a Liveryman, and Chair of the Entrepreneurship Group, for the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists.  As a keen musician, he enjoys playing live with his band London Road and is the author of the book ‘Small Companies, Big Winners’.

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