The UK-Ghana Chamber of Commerce (UKGCC) has constituted a new Governing Council to supervise the work of the Chamber this follows the expiration of the tenure of its Governing Council in 2019.

The Council which is chaired by Anthony Pile, Founder and Chairman of Blue Skies Company Limited, is made up of seasoned professionals from diverse economic sectors, who bring on board key expertise and knowledge into the work of the Chamber.

The other members of the Governing Council are Steven Gray, West Africa Representative of UK Export Finance; Robin McCone, Tax Lead at Ernst & Young Ghana; Audrey Mensah, Executive Recruiter and Managing Director at Indelible Limited and Michael Gyapah, Managing Director at G4S Ghana.  

The rest are Benedict Rich, Managing Director at Golden Exotics; Alice Asafu-Adjaye, Founder and Managing Director at Mustard, an architectural firm; Mr. Theophilus Tawiah, Managing Partner at Wts Nobisfields and John Addo Kufuor, Founder and Managing Director at The Africa Regent Hotel.

Commenting, Mr Pile, who was also the Chairman of the immediate past Governing Council said “on behalf of the UKGCC, I would like to thank the old Board on the tremendous work they did following the establishment of the Chamber in setting the tone for the Chamber’s work to promote bilateral trade partnerships between the UK and Ghana.”

He added, “I am delighted to welcome the new members to the Board and look forward to working them.  The new members reflect the different sectors the membership of the Chamber work in and we are confident that they will provide valuable perspectives as we continue to execute our strategy.”

Iain Walker, British High Commissioner to Ghana remains the honorary patron of the Chamber in Ghana.

In view of its work to create a platform to increase trade and investments between Ghana and the United Kingdom, the UKGCC has also set up an Advisory Board to be based in the UK.  

The members are Paul Akwaboah, Creative Director at AM Group UK; Linda Wayoe, an Executive Director at AM Group UK and Doug Lacey, a Senior Advisor at LeapFrog Strategic Africa Investments.

The Advisory Board is chaired by Mr. Akwaboah and will provide support to the Governing Council and management of the UKGCC particularly in the areas of fundraising and organisation of events in the UK.  They come with extensive business networks and a wealth of experience in diverse fields.  They are all connected to Ghana in one way or another.  Papa Owusu-Ankomah, Ghana’s High Commissioner to the UK is the honorary patron of the UKGCC in the UK.

About the UKGCC

The UK-Ghana Chamber of Commerce (UKGCC) was established in 2016 to promote bilateral trade between the UK and Ghana.  It is the leading UK business support organisation in Ghana.

The UKGCC provides exceptional support for its members through the sharing of knowledge and ideas, creating platforms for building stronger networks and providing linkages with Government and its agencies.  

One of its key focus is to see Ghana become a significant economic partner for the UK as an export market, import source, investment destination and vice versa.  

It exists to further the business interests of its members across both countries and create more business opportunities.

The Chamber is backed by the British and Ghana Governments through the UK-Ghana Business Council and the British Chambers of Commerce in the UK.